Friday night, Bulldog Man and I headed to Wal-Mart in town to pick up some crank bait for fishing early Saturday morning. The clouds were very vibrant and building east of the store, and I thought I would share the pictures with you.
Saturday morning, we were up at 4:00AM, the truck was loaded with our fishing gear; I just finished toasting some nice raisin bread to enjoy on the ride down to the Lake of the Arbuckles, with our coffee. An hour later, we pulled up to the Lake, unloaded our truck, and set up for fishing. Bulldog Man caught 2 bass, and I caught 2 also. We each ended up tossing back a fish due to size.
Temperatures started out at 68 degrees with heavy cloud cover, switched to a light sprinkle, and then the sun attempted to appear. Overall, it was a beautiful morning out at the Lake. We packed the truck back up, went into the town of Sulpher, and had lunch at this hole in the wall café, called Poor Girls Café. If you’re ever passing through Sulpher, I would recommend stopping for a good home-cooked meal.
Instead of planting cucumbers in the garden beds, I planted seeds in two large pots and rigged up a wire trellis between the two pots. It seems most of the cucumber eating in our home is from me, so I reduced the amount I planned on growing this season. As you can see, I have plenty of flower blossoms. Hopefully, I’ll have enough cucumbers to can some pickles.
Here’s the tub of strawberries; several have ripened and are ready for harvest. My other pots are doing well, and I should have another large batch of strawberries to harvest soon.
My green beans have produced many flowers, and when I lifted the leaves up, I was surprised to see beans almost ready for harvest. In the next several days, I’ll need to go through all of the beans and harvest those ready for picking. Wooohoooo, time to do some bean canning and freezing.
Half of my spinach garden box has started to bolt, I’ll be keeping an eye out for when they turn brown, so I can harvest the female plant for seeds.
The celery I started from cutting ends off of existing celery bundles are very large, and extremely healthy. I believe from now on this will be the only way I will grow celery in the future, it makes life so much easier.
My pink Brandy Wine, Cherokee Purple, and yellow cherry tomatoes on the straw bales are producing beautiful tomatoes. I’m just waiting for the appropriate time to harvest. All the tomato blossoms and leaves are enjoying an Epsom salt treat. I place….. 1 teaspoon of Epsom salt in a spray bottle and fill the container with water, shake, and spray directly on the blossoms and leaves when the sun is not out.
Here are a few pictures of some of the flowers in bloom right now; I’m waiting for many more to start appearing.
This weekend has been very nice and relaxing. I’ll be heading down to Texas early Monday morning to visit with the attorney handling my Dad’s estate. We have papers to complete before going to court.
Tell me about your weekend……………………..