In 2007 and 2008 Tennessee suffered from terrible drought. 2009 is a different story altogether. So far this year we've had over 75 inches of precipitation and are less than an inch from the record. This year the second crop of tomatoes failed. Hay rotted. Tobacco leaves fell off the plants. While the last one really doesn't bother me too much, this is a tobacco state, and I feel for the farmers.
However because early in the year there was enough rain for the crops, the farmer's market here in town prospered.
And slugs or other critters got two of my hostas! Dang!