Despite the drought and super high (for us) temperatures all summer, our crops are finally rewarding us with their first bounty. Today I picked a basket full of nice ripe tomatoes of many different varieties as well as some very nice new-to-us Italian zucchini, Ingot summer squash, and some early Goliath broccoli. Guess what we’re eating tonight? Bacon and tomato sandwiches, fried squash, and cheesy broccoli! I can’t wait. Our beans are looking fantastic overall. I especially love the Brighstone bush beans, both for their tasty beans and the gorgeous purple flowers. I think I’d grow them just for those flowers.
Today I had to go get cortisone injections in both (very) sore knees. With all the walking around, watering, and weeding, they had gotten past tolerable to tears-in-the-eyes painful. The doctor had some X-rays taken and is scheduling for an MRI to see if there is something more serious than arthritis going on. And she mentioned knee replacement. Ish! I’d hate that but would be agreeable if it would stop the pain. But I told her only in the winter! Too busy right now so I’m hoping we can put the replacement off for a while.
While I was at the doctor’s our friends Mike and Dara came over so she could help me out by picking the Provider beans. She had one big bag full and another half full when I got back so I sat down on a bucket and picked the last part of the row with her while we visited. That was so nice of her! Good friends are a true treasure! — Jackie