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June 29, 2013

Dog Days

The dog days of summer are definitely here.
It's been at least 100'F every day this week, sigh.

The good news is that the mosquito population is down, not-so-good news is that tomatoes stop setting fruit at 100'F. What is on the plants will continue to ripen, but we won't have any more new fruit until the temps drop (Sept-Oct if we can keep the plants alive).

The herbs, flowers, peppers, melons and cucumbers continue to thrive.

Lots of canning and pickle making in the days ahead, as well as drying herbs and putting up for later. No complaints here, I love our own garden goods and it provides a project during "siesta" hours when it is too hot to be outside gardening.

Butter and Betsy are doing well, and growing fast!

 Wishing you all well and a Happy Independence Day next week!