Well, sports fans, I think the post I was hoping to get in tomorrow may just not make it on time. I got over half the work done today, but the heat and humidity beat me. That, and a pair of wasps is desperately trying to build a nest in the kids' play house and I was obviously irritating them.
We picked more purple beans and cucumbers today. Along with our chicken we had a sliced cucumber salad and breaded eggplant. It's an odd feeling, eating a supper that comes from the garden. The plants you've nurtured from seedlings have grown up, matured and have left the vine. Most importantly, they'll never call home in the middle of the night to get bonded out of jail.
I'm oddly content.
The morning comes early. Especially when you're going to get up at 4:45 AM to finish a project like I am. It's just too hot during the day.
Sweet gardening dreams.
Addendum: I just went back outside to do one last "bug pick" when I noticed that a zucchini that was small this morning was massive and ready for picking tonight. Amazing! Also, I promise that I looked through the side cucumber bed at least three times today and then another when I pushed the leaves aside as I hand watered, but when I went out there now I found a cucumber ready for picking. It's amazing either what you can miss or how large things grow with just a little bit of sun and water!
January 27, 2015 - Family update
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