Sunday, August 8, 2010
No Rest for the Weary...
Oh...Well...not so fast. Remind me to come back as one of my dogs in a another life.
Today I'm cooking down the apples that Deb gave me last week. I added Splenda brown sugar, lemon, cinnamon and a bit of water as it all cooks down.
I went out and hacked at the garden a bit. Very disappointing. I've pulled all but the healthiest squash plants.
I picked a bunch of green tomatoes. I've only got blossoms on the cherry tomatoes. (I think all the rain stifled any continued production.)
I eyeballed the peppers.
The pumpkins are turning orange and the vines are dying back.
This may be it for the summer harvest. I'd like to put in a fall crop but I think it's still way to hot to direct sow or transplant anything. Perhaps in 4-6 weeks. Usually by mid September temps become more tolerable. I think I may just work out of one bed this fall and go ahead and compost/manure the other beds for early spring crops.
Look at this monster! SM and I let this zucchini go just for fun.
Cute softball sized pumpkin
It's 9 am and SM is stirring. Wash the cars, clean the house, mow the lawn (it's his turn to mooch a lawnmower from our friendly neighbors).
It's weird. We're both slightly cranky today. We were both up and down last night. I don't know about him but I'm cranky from having the mother of all zits right between my eyes. SM says it looks like a Hindu dot. Only this one hurts. (sigh) So much for being hot and sexy...and "NO" I'm not taking a picture of it!