Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Still Dry and Plugging Along
Just a few minutes in the front garden and I found this healthy bounty. The goat chewed tater tire stack is going to be completely turned over in the next day or 2. The harvest shown here is just the top tire the goats pushed over on me. Nice little harvest for this weeks meals. Even with the drought, I made back my seed taters with just this so anything else is a bonus.
Thanks to everyone who comments here, I am grateful you share what's going on in your area with me. I am saddened to read so many are struggling with the heat. With no a/c, I know exactly how you all feel! Today is 25 degrees cooler than this time last week and I've already sweated myself soaked today. I've got plenty of catch up work to do around here. While I'm pretty acclimated to the heat, I still don't like being out in it and working anymore than anybody else does. Being soaked with sweat all day is bad enough without dust and flying dirt sticking to me, LOL
ARG, Mondays scattered showers brought the farm about 4 rain drops! All around me got at least a little but me, I didn't get a spit. That figures. Eh, I'll just keep plugging along I guess. I don't have much choice, LOL
Thank you R.D. I got your note and appreciate your help and words of encouragement. With your help, I've got all this months bills covered and I sold $22 of produce at the farmers market for next months bills. The blackberries have been good sellers but the crop is dead now so I'm going to have to come up with a new cash crop for the market. Maybe the heirloom tomatoes coming on will sell well.
I did a quick walk thru yesterday afternoon in the big garden. The sweet corn is coming along good, still a couple weeks from ready tho. The kidney beans are growing like mad and are covered in pods. That should be an excellent crop and give me a good base for the winter food supply. The banana peppers are showing some heat damage on the fruits but I'm going to cull and clean up the plants so the new fruits coming on will be stronger. The melons are growing like mad with a dozen or so softball sized sugar babys and tons of tiny cantaloupes. Those are always good sellers not to mention a personal favorite or mine. Could be decent enough to carry me at least part way to spring. I'll figure out how to cover the rest when the time comes. I've still got goats and rabbits I can sell.
Off to do some weeding and spot mowing......