Friday, July 22, 2016

Ignoring The Garden

This year my garden has been a bust!
Everything pretty much dried up, and died. 
I did get the tomato plants up and going, but the fruit
never developed into more than a golf ball size.
And the taste wasn't good at all.
I've NEVER had this kind of season...
drought is the worst, rabbits & armadillos nibbling
what DOES start growing, and just overall BAD
for everything.
LESSONS LEARNED!
>Fall soil prep is key... tilling in the lime
>Fall gathering of leaves is critical
for composting and for mulching later
>Putting down that mulch when the plants come up!
And I'm already dreaming about next year!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Vacation Bible School


So now that we are full-fledged adults,
VBS has taken on a whole bunch of new adventures.
Now, I get to help decorate, build sets, paint cardboard,
and cut out lots of different shapes!
So here is this year's effort.
All decorated one week before the big kickoff!
I do believe we are ready!!
 


Friday, July 8, 2016

Blueberry Time

Even with the drought here at my place
(and it is officially a "SEVERE" drought,
according to our local weather forecasters),
somehow my blueberry bushes have provided a few berries.
But they are loaded!  And if rain comes, I may get more!
Today we picked about 2 quarts.
I figure that's really good considering....
The garden?  Well, it's done for.  A few struggling tomatoes,
and that's it.   So we'll eat blueberries!