Not because we’re all that ambitious but because it was going to be 90 degrees today. We sure don’t want to work hard when it gets that hot. But since we’ve got rain coming we have been working hard. Will finally got the two fields worked up and planted oats this morning. I’ve been busy too; so far I’ve planted more tomatoes and onions, Folsom Indian Ruin pole beans, and Provider green beans. I’ve also planted my beloved Bliss Triumph potatoes right in the best spot in our main garden where I can keep an eye on them.
Well, it’s 90 degrees but there is a breeze so when I finish up on the computer, I’ll head out and plant more beans and some longer season corn in the main garden.
I spent a good part of the morning on the phone and computer as our Seed Treasures website crashed this morning. Eeeek! I was on hold for two hours, waiting to speak with a technician while I worked feverishly on the computer, clicking on this and that link on their website. No dice. I finally got huge cramps in both hands from holding the phone and had to hang up. Now, a friend is helping me out who is more savvy than I am. Hopefully the website can be fixed so my wonderful customers can check out all the neat seeds we carry.
Will is out picking more rocks but I hope he’ll only pick one load and come in and rest out of the heat. It’s amazing how cool our log home stays without AC or even fans, due to thermal mass in the logs. It got down to 40 last night and with the windows open, it let those lovely logs cool down so we keep cooler all day. Wonderful!
The asparagus is going nuts! Ashley went out and picked a huge basket full and I can pick another smaller one today. This afternoon, when I give up gardening till it cools off, I’ll can it up.
We’ve been having fun watching the hummingbirds. Not only are they at the feeders and our hanging baskets on the porch but also zipping right in front of us when we sit there. Yesterday I was yawning and I swear one flew right through my mouth!
Well, gotta go. Here’s hoping it will rain soon, gently, and often! — Jackie