Today is likely to be the last hot day of the year. As I write this, we are currently at 26C/79F, with the humidex at 30C/86F. We are expected to reach 28C/83F with the humidex making it feel like 31C/88F. We are supposed to get a couple more days in the mid to low 20's … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: still growing!
Well, it is getting decidedly cooler when I do my morning rounds! Fall is just around the corner, but things are still holding out in the garden. Here are the gourds growing on the south facing chain link fence. The yellow flowers that you see are the Ozark Nest Egg flowers. If you look at … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning in the garden
While doing my rounds this morning, I decided it was time to do some pruning and clean up around the squash and melons. With the summer squash, I cut away a lot of the bottom leaves, and anything dead or dying. The zucchini didn't really need it, but the sunburst squash needed quite a bit. … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: some pruning and cleanup – and we are forewarned!
I am happy to say that whatever had been eating our Teddy winter squash seems to have gone away! These little guys are still around, and getting "big". I found a 4th one of them, too. I love how fuzzy they are at this stage! While looking at the other beds, I had a few … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: little surprises
We did not get the predicted thunderstorms last night, though we did get rain. While I was out doing my morning rounds, I could hear thunder around us, and it was even starting to rain a bit by the time I was done. So, no work was done on the garden bed I'd started on … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: the weather was not willing
Last night turned out to be one of those odd nights. I'd stayed up late to finish of part of a crochet project, then work the set up on the next part of it, before going to bed. I didn't sleep a wink. This wasn't even a sleepy night of tossing and turning or interruptions, … Continue reading One of “those” nights
How can you tell it was nice out today? I got so much done outside to post about! 😀 I just wanted to share some of my finds today. Like this adorable little guy. The tree frogs seem to really like the sacks we're using to grow potatoes! I keep finding them, all tucked in … Continue reading One last post for the day – just for fun!
Most of the squash are blooming like crazy right now. The Red Kuri/Little Gem winter squash is especially showy right now. Isn't that gorgeous? Unfortunately, there is still just the one squash that is developing. There are so many little ones like this, but they have been dying off without getting much bigger. Then there … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: Finally!
Well, the forecasts have changed again. Instead of things starting to cool down starting today, we're now supposed to hit 33C/91F with a humidex of 40C/104F this afternoon, and hit 30C/86F over the next couple of days. Thunderstorm warnings are back for tomorrow, but now extending over two days. I really hope we do get … Continue reading Melting and managing, and I GOT TO TOUCH IT!!!
There always seems to be something new to find when I do my rounds! Some are good, some are not so good, and some are... kind of in between. 😀 Finding holes in the ground from skunks digging for grubs is not unusual. This morning, however, it was VERY unusual! I found probably a hundred … Continue reading This morning’s finds