Here’s ours. What about yours?
Tomatoes, eggplant, squash, peppers, beans
Another view of the backyard. FYI That’s not white clouds – it is smoke that’s creating its own weather system. At one point it looked like a ‘mushroom cloud”
After one of the coolest August’s on record, August didn’t leave without reminding us that there is still a bit of summer left. A boy did she remind us, temperatures jumped back up to into the triple digits. Temperatures for the last few days have been hoovering around 105-110 F add the heat with a smoke and fire to the mix and you got yourself some very unpleasant conditions.
With such unhealthy conditions it’s hard to do any heavy outdoor physical work however there’s veggies to harvest and fall sowings to get into the ground. So some mild work continues.
Like I said ripe fruits and veggies waits for no one so kitchen duty calls. Yesterday made a big batch of lemon verbena wine, fig preserves, grapefruit marmalade and brewing another batch of kombucha (flavored with lemon verbena syrup)
Tomatoes, peppers and more await to be preserved. Photos and more to follow.
We Got Mail
We got another handwritten letter in the mail last week. Thank you very much for that. We’ll be getting back to those of you who wrote to us the old fashion way just as soon as we are able.
One of those letters accompanied a package that contained a few special items that we’ll dedicate an entire post to so stay tuned.
The fire continues to burn (now over 100,000) acres. Air quality is terrible and boy is it HOT! This morning there is ash everywhere….