With the closing of May comes the end of the rainy season. The almost daily storms common to February and March settle down into bi-weekly showers that usually coincide with the full and new moons. Weed growth slows down and many trees flower or temporarily shed their leaves. The onset of the dry time of year also marks the end of our planting season. Like most farmers in the Peruvian Amazon, we rely on rain rather than irrigation to get our plants established. When the rains let up, our planting comes to an end.