Ugh it’s hot. And there has been no rain for weeks.
Sleep? Sorry, no time, gotta water. Folding clothes? Sorry, no time, gotta water. Blogging? Sorry, no time, gotta… BUT! Today it IS raining! Thanks Hurricane Hanna!
Texans, amiright? We kinda wish for hurricanes and couldn’t wait to eat Bluebell ice cream again after it killed a bunch of folks from Listeria… we’re a special breed, methinks.
So… there are sections that look great. And sections that look AWFUL with bare dirt and dying plants. Since it’s now much too hot to plant anything we’re kinda stuck with the dumpster fire sections for a few more months.
I have plans though! In the biggest bare section I’ll be putting in a Meyer’s lemon tree surrounded by fern leaf lavender. Maybe then I’ll put a blue table under it then and write a gardening book about French cottage gardening and be my own grandpa about that damn book, as it were.
The butternut squash is going gangbusters as well. We’ve already given 3 away to neighbors. Only 17 more to go!
Here’s how homesteading would have worked had society collapsed: We would have eaten butternut squash for 2 solid weeks and then starved to death. Backyard homesteading is hard. Oh and the chickens arn’t even laying eggs yet. There is the rooster but he’s kinda my favorite, so… starved to death.
That’s it- more next time but I gotta run for now! Stay safe and healthy and take care of each other.
9 thoughts on “What’s worse: The heat or the coronavirus? Don’t answer that…”
Y’all would have lasted longer than us as homesteaders for sure! We would be begging to trade you some yellowed, wilting basil for a few butternuts.
As long as it tastes like basil you’re still golden!
That single-serving-size squash is very endearing! You are such an engaging and creative gardener, Lauren, I love to read about your experiments and plans for next year’s gardens.
Your backyard looks superb. Val C.
Thank you so much! I am partial to the smaller ones too- they such a good single serving size!
Your garden is beautiful and I’m blown away by the size of the squash! Good job. You’re doing something right!
Wow–that’s a decent haul of butternut squash! My guess is that you would have eaten the rooster, even though he’s your favorite.
I bet you get some rain from Hanna. I think I’m just a bit too far north. So, watering in the next few days. My relatives in CC (where I’m from) have battened down their hatches, so they’re ready.
I bet you’re right about the rooster. Looking at the radar I’d say there is at least a decent chance you get some rain!
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