Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Rain, Rain, Sweet Rain

Late yesterday afternoon a thunderstorm blew through with some high winds. We had several plants in the garden blown over. Two pepper plants were laying on the ground and some squash were blown up BUT.....we got rain.

The rain fell for about an hour. It wasn't the hard, washing, running off kind of rain but the good, soaking kind. Our garden plants look so much happier today. :)

This morning we gave all the garden plants some food. That is all but the sweet potato plants. They were just put in the ground one day last week so I want to wait another few days before feeding them. Let them take time to get their roots growing.

William is outside at this very moment building another brooder. This time it's a brooder for the goslings. Yep, it's time for the little stinkers to move on out of here. I hope they will do alright outside. We will keep a light on them since they still don't have any feathers although the heat index here is over a hundred degrees. May be a good idea to turn the light off during the day and put it on at night time.

Back to the garden, I think the squash have about done their do! The plants are getting yellow and there aren't any squash on the vines. It's about time to pull them up to compost and plant something else in their place. Just not sure what I want to go into that bed yet. I may plant the rest of the sweet potatoes there.

I will wait until about August and plant some more squash, zucchini and cucumbers. They'll have time to produce before frost hits us. If things go right we'll have fresh squash, cukes and zukes until the last of October or middle of November. Sounds good to me.

That's all the goings on around here. I hope you all are staying cool. Come back again, O.K.?

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