This week:We've hit the hottest part of summer and are set to hit 100°F today and through the weekend. Today's heat index could reach as high as 115°. Needless to say, not much is being done outside right now.
I've had the opportunity to speak at several community groups this week about our county fair. That was certainly outside my comfort zone, but I gathered courage and did it, and found that it wasn't so bad after all.
Finally I've picked the first ripe tomatoes! This is an event I look forward to every summer, I love tomatoes. So far only the yellow pear tomatoes and some kind of small, red salad tomato are ready to pick. Both of these are volunteers from the chicken run that I transplanted. I hope I'll soon have some other varieties, including Cherokee Purple - if the weeds don't swallow them first.
Did you know that you can easily share a post or save it to Pinterest? If you look at the bottom of my posts, including this one, you'll see a row of small grey buttons on the left side. (I can't change the color or the size, I wish I could. They kind of "blend into the wallpaper" unfortunately.)
This week's posts were:
Growing Walking Onions
My Friday Find:Have you seen The Gardening Notebook by Angi at Schneider Peeps? This is a good time of year to write down the successes and failures you've experienced in the garden; The Gardening Notebook would also make a great gift for a gardening friend. Angi is having a sale this month: through August 15th The Gardening Notebook is $5, from August 16-23rd it is $7 and from August 24-31st it's $8. In September it goes back to its regular price of $9.97.
My hope is to inspire you, and to encourage your homesteading plans and your dreams of a
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