Jumpin’ grasshoppers! Summer went by in such a flash. Don’t you sometimes wish you could step on the brakes, but, alas, a new season starts whether we like it or not. Change of season means preparing the homestead for fall.
Boy, what a summer it was! Last year we dubbed it the “summer that wasn’t.” This summer made up for our razzing with some of the hottest temps we’ve seen in awhile, baking us for weeks of triple digit heat and humidity. The extreme heat has left the garden looking rather raggedy and slowed down the harvest. We gathered that we’d have somewhat of a warm fall, so we are hopeful to squeeze a few summer crops into fall. Already, our late plantings of tomatoes, beans, eggplant are setting fruit and will be ready to pick in a week or two.
Trays and trays of soil blocks are being planting with fall crops. Peas are ready popping up and we’ll have to start “winterizing the beds” pretty soon.
How did your summer garden fare, especially those dealing with the horrible droughts in the mid west. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the farming families.
Here’s to a WETTER and bountiful fall.
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