This summer has been a rough one for the garden. The lack of rain has taken it's toll on all of the vegetation. My favorite crop is the red raspberries I planted 7 years ago. I started with 20 starters and only 1 survived the first year. Then they took off and I am usually able to make two batches of jam and 2 or 3 pies with them. Last year we had too much rain and I only had enough to make a bottle of raspberry infused vodka. This year we haven't had any rain and I think I may have enough to make one pie. But this weekend we've had some rain, and it might have come just in time to save the second run. Below is a picture I took this morning. You can really notice the difference a few days and some rain makes on the plant.