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The Start of the Canning Season

14 Aug

Despite the drought, my garden is doing well.  I am fortunate enough to have a well, so I can use it to water my garden.  For some reason, Sky doesn’t seem quite as destructive as he had been.  That’s good, too.

okra blossom

butternut squash

dill

bottle gourd

I have lots of tomatoes starting to ripen.

I made a small batch of sauce and four quarts of juice.

I’m guessing they will really start ripening just as I have to go back to work at the end of the week.

Herbicide

27 Jul

I swear this dog should have come with a warning label on his snout.

Sky

Herbicide:  Lethal in small doses to all plants.

He’s still after my zucchinis and peppers, and now you can add tomatoes to the list.

Not even my house plants are safe.  I tell you, this boy needs 100% supervision.  He managed to let himself in the house (I guess he had help from Snickers) and had way too much fun.  The gold hoop and feathers were once part of a dream catcher I made that he ripped off the wall.

He clearly still needs help with his only two remaining puppy rules:  Don’t kill anything; don’t destroy anything.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s list at the top of my side bar.

Gardening

12 Jul

I’ve been working in my garden.  It’s looking pretty good for the most part.  I will say, Sky is not a big help in the garden.  There could probably be several puppy rules regarding garden etiquette.

The weather was not good for things like beets and beans to sprout.  We were horribly dry after I planted, and it has not gotten any better.  I think I have just a handful of beets that made it.

The tomatoes look great!  They were easier to water.  Luckily, I have well water, so I can water every night if I need to.

I’ve started picking zucchini–lots of zucchini.

I even found some cilantro out there that grew from what I planted last year!

I really look forward to all the great things I’m going to can.