It is an absolutely GLORIOUS day here today. Low humidity, bright sunshine, and a great breeze. The last couple of days have been brutal with high humidity, temps in the nineties & heat index over 100 with the weather service posting heat advisories. Today is like an early “fall” day & fall just happens to be my favorite season. Tomorrow should be the same as today, with heat/humidity gradually building back in next week. The heat should stay “seasonable” ... mid 80’s, rather than up in the 90’s.
So ... what to do today? The “usual” - I need to get on the mower this afternoon, as soon as the grass dries somewhat (we had another shower last evening), & mow until dark. I’ll finish up the farm fields tomorrow. We have the wedding on the place next Saturday - I’ll probably mow the field where people are parking on Wednesday/Thursday. Hopefully, we can get a mower with “bins” to pick up the loose grass so people don’t have grass clippings up to their ankles!
IF I end up with enough energy, probably tomorrow, I’m taking out the last two tomato plants. I took two dead ones out last weekend. I have the largest marigolds I’ve ever had planted in the tomato beds - once the dead tomatoes are out, the marigolds are the main event and I am happy that they are blooming now. Zinnia bed is about 18” so they’ll bloom by the end of the month, but not in time for the wedding (drats!). Ironweed (purple) & Queen Anne’s Lace ( if we can find it ... will probably drive some country roads & go “ditch diving” for it) will be some of the flowers decorating the wedding site.
Hope you all have a great Labor Day long weekend/holiday!
Just back from an hour in the gulch, battling the plants of Mordor. Ailanthus today.
Ran out of glyphosate, came up for a refill. No photos to share.
Where is Qiviut?
I got the mowing done, yesterday. Yay! It’s been brutally dry here, but temps in the mid-70’s, breezy, no humidity. Also, Yay! Rain on Sunday, hopefully!
Not much left to do in the garden other than maintenance, clearing beds, mulching for the winter, etc. Waiting for my garlic to arrive.
I’m still contemplating what to make of the last of my orange tomatoes, but I may just chop and freeze them for winter use in soups and casseroles.
Our foster son is here for the weekend to get more of the house painted. Yay!
Haven’t heard from Beau for a few days - he’s in Alaska hunting right now, but they’re living pretty far off the grid; it’s been rainy and they only have stored solar power and with no sun, no solar, no electricity, no charged phones. :(
He said he now officially prefers our ‘primitive’ life on The Farm to life in the wild; never thought I’d hear THAT!
Someone must be getting old, LOL!