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The Garden

2 Jul

It was so late when it dried enough to till the garden that I pretty much planted it and have forgotten about it.  I’d see when I drove past that the tomatoes were still there.  About the time I decided I was going to have to start weeding it, we got rain again.  By the time it dried out enough to get in the garden, we were horribly hot and the weeds were tall.

But I started weeding around the plants.

green beans

Most everything is looking good!

It won’t be long before I start getting cucumbers and zucchini.

cucumber blossom

I did lose a few tomato plants, but I’m pretty sure there’s still going to be plenty. I hope so, anyhow, because my pantry is nearly emptied of canned goods.

tomato with blossoms

The one thing that doesn’t look very good is the pepper plants.  My sister said the same thing about hers, so I guess it’s a weather issue.

bell pepper

To help make my weeding task easier, I borrowed the cultivator from my mom.

As a bonus, she came out and helped me pull weeds.  Thank you mom!

After three mornings of working in horrible heat(before the worst of the heat), the garden is looking much better!

Although, I need to go through it again really soon to really get it looking like it should.

My Garden

3 Jul

With all the rain we’ve had, I haven’t done a thing in my garden since it was planted.  All the rain also means that it is full of weeds.  Monday I decided I had to start reclaiming it despite the additional 2 1/2 inches of rain we had Saturday night.

At least I didn’t have to wear my muck boots to get into it.

cucumber blossom

The fence worked like a charm to keep the dog out.

Sky

Although, I did feel kind of guilty when he started whining like I was hurting his feelings.

Not enough to let him in, but I did feel a little bad.

I promise not to pull any plants if you just let me come in. I love you. Please……

Anyhow, I pulled around all the plants.  I found some tomato blossoms!

Weeding around the plants was pretty much a full day’s work.

Of course, I took some breaks, and that made Sky happy again.

Now It needs to dry up a bit more so I can get it cultivated before the next rain!

When it Rains…

19 Jul

Well, I am declaring our horrible dry summer to be over.  We had rain again all day today.  My barnyard is actually muddy!  The only ones who like that though are the geese (notice some little gosling is getting feathers!).

gosling_2003ews

The goats hibernated all day.  They just finally got to go out to pasture to eat this afternoon.

Haley

Haley

The kids are still in the barn.

Vanilla, George,

Vanilla, George, Martha, Gomez, Chocolate, and Daisy

One bad thing about the rain we’ve had in the last couple of weeks is that the worm eggs rise to the top of the barnyard.  Add to that the kids are still not all going out to pasture, and that’s a recipe for worms.  Can you see in Pixie’s eyes that she looks tired.  Poor baby isn’t feeling well.  Everyone got wormed today.

Pixie

Pixie

Aside from worming kids, I spent my day in the soap room.  I got three batches of soap made.

Plumeria, Lightly Lavender, Moonlight Pomegranate

Plumeria, Lightly Lavender, Moonlight Pomegranate

Can’t wait to see how the design turns out on this one.

soap_2000ews

I guess I’ll have to finish weeding the pumpkins when we have our 110 – 115*F (43.3 – 46.1*C) heat indexes for the next three days.

pumpkin patch_2013ews

Hope everyone else that is flooding and baking stays safe!

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