The rains have returned, and pretty much right on target. Things were just starting to get dry and a little dusty. Of course, it all had been perfect, I would have preferred them to return later in the week, just after I got the vegetable garden tilled up. Now that will have to wait a week, but we are still in good shaped. If I get it done in the next couple of weeks, we'll still be on schedule for the fall planting.
I am still harvesting field peas, although I don't mind saying this is one of my least enjoyable crops. Constant harvesting of small amounts does not bode well for efficiency. Next year, I either need to not plant them, or plant a whole lot more of them. I can see now, that this is one crop that is only efficient in large quantities.
I mowed the expanded portions of the garden down to Golf Green height, then I spread out the roughly 100 gallons of compost. It didn't go far, but over the next 3 weeks I will prep this area extensively with bio active ingredients.
The 3 beds adjacent to the tower, making up the cross bed will be tilled and used for a winter crop, afterward, in the spring I will till a final time, and expand the grape vine planting in those areas. This will give me roughly a 3x increase in the feet of Grapevine plantings leading to some wine making in 2 to 3 years.