since I posted. Things have been pretty hectic around here. William's Mom had a heart attack and was hospitalized for several days. Then my Mom was admitted to the hospital for dehydration. William and I have been running back and forth, back and forth, back and forth...well you get the picture.
We are harvesting a few vegetables from our garden. The green bean vines look horrible so I don't know if we will get any more of them. I only have four bags of green beans in the freezer so far. I was looking forward to canning at least fifty quarts of green beans this summer.
That long row of squash is only yielding a few squash along. We pick two or three at a time. I'm disappointed in these, too.
The two volunteer cucumbers are doing better than the ones that we planted. The volunteers are the long burpless type and our regular ones are (I think) called crazy eights. They are short and fat. Not what we usually have from them at all. At least they're not bitter.
Now the okra and peppers are doing wonderfully. The jalapeno is so hot that it's hard to eat it. So is the Cayenne. That's the way I like them though. The okra is making a good bit of pods. I hope I can put some okra in the freezer and can some pepper sauce.
Our peas are doing so-so. They're not as good as I had hoped but they could be worse. We did get enough to make a meal for four adults today. There's enough left that I can put a bag of peas in the freezer.
The weather has turned very hot and dry. We are trying to keep the garden watered but it's so hot that when we water it doesn't look like it in a few hours.
There's rain predicted for four days next week. I just pray that we get some of the prediction.