It was seventy-nine degrees with cloud cover that had "character" (you could see the different clouds). A walk through the gardens was in order!
I first stopped by the dog/cow/goat pen to feed Lila and Buck. It's an adventure going in there; the cow wants the dog food and the goat will NOT leave me alone..... In the end the dog food got eaten and I made it out of the pen in one piece!
The Big Garden was my next stop...
I was surprised to see how well the peppers were doing. The Banana Pepper plants are covered in peppers and I'm sure are almost ready to harvest.
Collin has been giving special attention to these little guys! He LOVES hot peppers although I wonder what he is going to do with all these!
I was so surprised to see that this was finally bearing fruit! How exciting! I can't remember ever having eaten eggplant before so this is a first for me. How do y'all like it? Does it taste like squash or have it's own flavor?
The tomato's are slowly beginning to ripen. We have at least two different varieties- Rutgers for canning and another kind which no one can remember the name of! With so many green tomato's within reach we cannot pass up having fried green tomato's as a side dish for dinners! Mmmmm good!
"A Bunny amidst the Phlox"
Momma gave me quite a few of these little bunnies for my birthday and I have them sprinkled all throughout my garden. I love seeing them peek out from the most unsuspecting places!
I've already started thinking about all the plants that will need transplanting, dividing, or planting this fall and I'm getting excited!
"It's Amazing what a Little Water will Do!"
The Gerber Daisies are the highlight of my garden! Since they are second year plants the foliage is fuller, healthier looking, and greener! The flowers are so cheerful and are perfect for gathering for use in a vase.
Despite the "cooler" temperature this butterfly was flitting around my garden. The Cleome and the Butterfly Bush- in the background- keep the butterflies busy in addition to looking wonderful!
After walking though the garden, it was time for me to head back in....
as I walked up to the porch I noticed that this watermelon that has doubled in size since Monday nights rain. We now have a watermelon patch right under/beside the porch where several melons are in various stages of development. They are intertwined with morning glories, hummingbird vine, and potted plants. It's starting to look like a jungle out there!
While I've been strolling around I've musing over what I hope to get done today and I believe I shall keep it simple. I'm going to finish putting my room back together (all but the closet doors are painted and the furniture was moved back in last night!), practice my Horn, do some housework/cooking, and maybe wrap some soap. I have a Horn lesson this evening so I do need to practice today.... :o)
I must be off.... laundry doesn't fold itself!