Monday, September 10

Random Updates

My apologies for the lack of posting lately - many things going on here and some tasks are just so mundane and boring that they don't make for interesting reading. Things like laundry and dishes and refereeing too small children are far too fast becoming the daily rituals here. My garden, yard and various projects that I used to have time for are constantly being put on the back burner.

As a result, the vegetable garden is pretty much done for the season. Yep, that's right. And i am as miserable about it as you are. the lack of time to properly weed and maintain, along with poor showing of just about everything this year has put the garden to bed early for the fall. I managed to get two decorative gourds out of 8 hills of various pumpkins, gourds and melons this season.

Just two.

A couple zucchini, a couple cucumbers, a few peppers,  some carrots, some lettuce, some peas, no beans, no corn, no pumpkins.

The only things that did well were potatoes, onions and tomatoes.

But overall, I was generally feeding the local woodchuck and bunny population.

Next year will be better.

Random happenings around here...

We love the new Pittsford Dairy. Their milk, which is produced by regional dairy cows, is vat-pasteurized, bottled on-site, and sold in old-fashioned glass bottles.

Cosmos in the garden...

And sunflowers.....

My Princesse de Monaco rose is still giving off beautiful blooms...

Roy got his tractor back and it runs pretty well. Little man got a ride which he was not crazy about. He was tired and Roy was driving kind of fast......

Bailey is doing well. She is still rail-thin and scared of people, but she knows where the food is and what time it is served. She spends more time in our yard now, prowling around for mice and checking things out. I hope that means that she will take up residence in the barn when winter arrives.

My butterfly bush is attracting dozens of monarch butterflies. I counted 14 one day, all enjoying the blooms.

1 comment:

  1. Gosh, so sorry to hear about your garden or, rather, lack of. Garden thieves stink, don't they? For some reason my Woodchucks haven't been around in the last month....not sure how I got so lucky. The photos are just beautiful.