We had a weekend of weather here in my corner of New England. Saturday was warm and breezy, a great day for being outside. With rain on the horizon, though, it was an evening race to mow the lawn before dark. I’ll spare you THAT comedy of errors. Finally finished, with the darkness settling over the yard, I plunked myself in a lawn chair. There were no mosquitoes and as the waxing gibbous moon rose over the big oak tree at the edge of the yard, fireflies flitted about, twinkling off and on.
The rain started Sunday morning. It rained all day and the weather minions forecast more of it for the next few days. It’s good, really good. We need the rain. After just a day of it, all the flowers and plants are sighing in relief. Seeds that I planted in the dusty soil over at Uncle Bob’s garden sprouted and the struggling tomato seedlings are now holding their own.
Relegated to inside activities for much of the afternoon, I looked at my Moxie Recipe Contest calendar. 40 days and 40 nights remain until the event. The rain and the number of days struck an ominous chord.
Will I be able to pull off the event again this year? And will this year’s Moxie Recipe Contest be as fantastic in reality as it is in my mind right now? Will it be a Moxie Recipe Contest for the ages, an event of “biblical proportions?”
I sure hope so.
Meanwhile, over at my “Surprise Garden” the irises will soon be opening.
It’s Monday morning and the rain beats steadily on my bedroom roof. I could listen to it all day, curled up with a book and a cup of coffee. I still haven’t figured out the best way to combine Moxie and coffee, although one of last year’s recipes did have coffee in it. It was a “Moxie Bacon Jam.”
Rain, Moxie, and sands through the hourglass…those are the days of my life.
The Moxie Recipe Contest will be held on Saturday afternoon, July 10, 2015, at the MTM Center Gymnasium, 18 School Street, Lisbon Falls, Maine. The judging begins at 2:00 p.m.