The second planting of beans is doing well, but this endless hot weather is taking a toll on everything else. I tried to get a trellis up for the beans this morning, but by 7:30 AM I was dripping sweat and the kids were clammoring for breakfast so I didn't make the progress I had hoped. Maybe I'll try again later.
It's almost time for me to get some of the fall crops in, but I'm thinking I may wait a few weeks longer than I usually do because of the heat. I can direct plant so that's not a problem, but if I go ahead and do it now, things may not go so well since September can still be pretty durn hot around here. I am going to try a row cover of sorts for my cabbage. Do y'all think a layer of tulle will keep the moths off?
On an incredibly positive note, I've never had a tomato year like this before! We've canned three batches of salsa, had some for fresh eating, dehydrating, giving away and now I've made the one batch of tomato-basil soup and have put away two more bags of tomatoes in the freezer for winter use AND I've got enough tomatoes to make a third bag. This is awesome!!
I broke out one of the pesto bags the other night and had an awesome dinner. I just love, love, love it!
Now...hold your breaths. I'm about to show you something you wouldn't believe if you didn't see it. Behold! For the first time in their lives we've experienced Lego Bliss!