This afternoon the sun was out and it was pretty outside, the only thing that wasn’t too nice; it was humid outside. No complaints. I drove out the tractor and pulled out the push mower from the garage and decided to go ahead and cut all the grass, before the rains move in late this evening.
I even started to weed whack around the edges of our place until I ran the weed whacker over the tip of my right foot, hitting my toes. I was wearing tennis shoes, and that nylon cord hit the very tip of my big toe and I saw stars……that’s when I gave up weed whacking and moved on to cleaning the wet grass from the tractor before putting it back into the garage.
My tomato plants have all kinds of blossoms, approximately 50, and about 18 tomatoes of mixed varieties (Pink Brandy Wine, Sunrise Bumblebee, Amish Paste, and Yellow Pear) waiting to change color.
This evening, I went out to check on my garden and noticed two Sunrise Bumblebee tomatoes ready for harvest. These tomatoes are firm, crack resistant, and organic. The size of this type of tomato is a little larger than a cherry tomato. It’s gold saffron in color, with a flaming crimson streaks running through.
Aren’t these beautiful looking tomatoes? I just love the coloring!!! This is my first year growing these types of tomatoes.
My sunflowers are now showing buds, and are standing approximately 6 feet tall.
|Excuse my fat hand holding the bud.|
Here’s one of several tomatillos I decided to grow, for the first time, this year. I’m waiting patiently for fruit to appear.
I have a small batch of asparagus growing, and pieces bolting. I’ll harvest several of these spears and eat them for a late night snack.
This year I’ve planted 5 tires of mixed summer squash seeds, and the darn squash bugs have already appeared on the leaves. I’ve pulled plenty of them off, killed them, and sprayed the plants with my alcohol, water, Dawn soap mixture.
That seems to be working well, as long as I go out after the rain and reapply the solution.
Only one celery plant survived all the rain and bugs. I’ll be harvesting from it in the next couple of days. The plant looks pretty healthy, and I’m saving all organic celery ends purchased from the farmers market so I can grow roots, then plant those babies in my garden.
Last month I came across this beautiful multicolored yarn. The mistake I made: I only purchased 1 skein. So instead of making a nice scarf, I went ahead and made 3 more dish cloths to add to my stash.
Now that I’ve started to crochet to relax in my spare time, I need to find a place where I can buy some really good quality yarn, at a reasonable price.
Last year, just before winter time, Bulldog Man and I went to an estate sale. We came across several items, one of which was a windmill. I’ve always wanted one, but refuse to pay the money they want for them in the store.
Anyway, back to the windmill we found at the estate sale.
Anyway, back to the windmill we found at the estate sale. It needed cleaning, a new bearing, a little straightening, new hardware (screws, and nuts) and a new paint job. The price was right; $6.00, so I snatched it up.
When it stopped raining, I pulled all the screws and nuts out of the windmill, started sanding pieces (finished about 9 pieces) in preparation for a good wipe down, and painting, and had to stop because it started raining. I can see this is going to be a slow process because we’re expecting more rain, and I’m working on the windmill in my spare time.
After everything’s complete, I’ll have the windmill I wanted for my garden painted in John Deere green and yellow paint.
As I continue the process, I will take pictures and talk about my progress.
Have you been paying attention to what’s happening in Greece? Some of the conversation we’ve been hearing via news sources is the Greek government is contemplating using a percentage of every one’s personal bank account money to help keep the country afloat.
Just think this could happen here……………are you prepared???
Bank Picture Source: PrimaNews.Org