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Last Thursday's tiny amount of rain made us all in garden world so happy.

Walk outside, and the air is wet. Touch the ground, and the dirt is dry.

For years I worked in the restaurant world. We did not have air conditioning in most places.

I've always maintained a stubborn distance from flower farming.

While Monday's rain was not nearly enough, it was a welcome relief.

To farm is to wrestle with nature, to hijack her own powerful evolutionary flow to our culinary ends.