Temps have been a GLORIOUS 70-75 degrees all week, not a stitch of humidity . Abundant sunshine. We had 2 nights that got into the low 40's. I even saw a few shots of color in some trees yesterday on the way to get ice cream. Yes---summer is almost over. And I'm glad.
Carlos the frog, who lives in my holey water trough, has been wondering if it was ever going to rain again too.
I'm telling ya--between the blue tarps and the yellow buckets under all the eaves, the neighbors are really wondering WHY we moved here. Tee hee!
I've been a good wife, I guess, so hubby got me a dandy new water trough this past week to catch the rain. Just in time, too. We have an area where two rooflines meet and the rain really comes down here. Won't take much to fill this.
Pumpkin on a Stick is beginning to turn orange. These look great for fall decorating.
Mama Pea-last year I told about a short season sunflower for seeds--well, this is it-Aztec Gold from Burpee. I kid you not, these heads weigh a TON-so loaded down with seeds and do-able in our very short summers. I have huge hands-so you can see these are quite large. The birds are going to appreciate these!
We got our first melon August 15th, and it's true that withholding water concentrates the sugars. I didn't personally withhold the water, Mother Nature did. Oh my gosh, the flavor was amazing, and so juicy you had to stand over the sink to enjoy. Fastbreak Melon-69 days.
Dug the Russet Norkotah on August 23. Got two crates full. Though russets are not my favorite, these will certainly help get us through winter as the Yukon Golds did not produce well (one crate) for the second year in a row. I'm beginning to question my supplier on them. I used to get tons of Yukons . Thoughts???
The First Brandywine-finally!! August 23....a full week later than last year. It looks like BLT's are on the menu for lunch today. Oddly enough, the Jetstar -which have a much shorter maturity time-are still not ready. Looks like I will have to share this one with Don. Rats.
Hope you all have a wonderful week. To those in the east-batten down the hatches and stay safe!