Farmers can’t farm without rain, but too much of it is causing just as many problems.

I’m still gathering reports from area farmers on how their fields are faring after the Memorial Day deluge, but this morning, I went out to Urban Roots Farm, just east of U.S. 183 and north of the Colorado River, to see how they were recovering after Boggy Creek flooded yesterday and overwhelmed their fields.

At the lowest point in the fields, the creek rose eight feet above the crops, and though the water had receded by Tuesday morning, workers and volunteers were trying to harvest as many leeks, potatoes and onions as they could before they started to rot in the ground. Farm manager Lea Scott said that the floods didn’t cause any permanent damage to the greenhouses or structures, but they could lose hundreds of pounds of food if they can’t get it out of the ground.