Friday, July 29, 2011

It's Been Raining And Raining!!!

We have gotten rain ten out of the last fourteen days. That is a good thing because the ground was thirsty for water. However, the ground is getting so saturated that the bean supports are falling over.

All the plants are looking green and are blooming again. We have hundreds of blooms on the peppers along with hundreds of pods of peppers. That is the Jalapenos and Cayennes are loaded. The banana pepper is beginning to bloom again. The bell peppers still aren't doing much. But the newer plants are beginning to bloom ...just maybe they will produce some to go in the freezer.

The asparagus beans are doing a good job. They are giving us more beans on those thirteen plants than the four rows of Louisiana Purple Pods altogether.

The birds are doing well and growing. The ducks and geese have been enjoying all the water that's fell from the sky. The rain has been keeping the pools filled for the geese and ducks to play in.

Our two rabbit does are supposed to kindle in about another week. I hope they have a good number then we'll have young rabbits for winter stews.

Nothing much is going on around here other than the rain.

I hope to get the squash, zucchini and cucumbers in the ground next week if weather permits. Also, the winter onions are coming on. They're spreading all over the place. I am thinking of thinning them and putting them in the freezer.

I hope you all are doing well. Do come back to see us, ya here? :)


  1. The rain sounds wonderful. We had ten minutes of rain yesterday but it wasn't enough to do much good. I've never heard of asparagus beans. I'm going to research to see what I can find out about them. It sound as if your garden is doing much better than most. Many people have been without rain so long their gardens burned up.

  2. We've gotten several good rains in the last two weeks. We really needed all the rain we could get.

    Asparagus beans are also known as Yard Long Beans, Chinese Noodle beans and a couple of other names that I can't remember right at this moment. They have a different taste from regular green beans. We like them. I like the beans inside the pods also.