Meanwhile, back at the ranch…

Oh oh, that doesn't look good!

Oh oh, that doesn’t look good!

 

I know we’ve been flirting with showers, but if you really want a good dousing you must hang out your laundry.

As soon as I got the last towel on the line I noticed raindrops on my little laundry table.

As soon as I got the last towel on the line I noticed raindrops on my little laundry table.

I’ve done my part to end this drought, now get busy people. We can beat this thing!

Every little bit helps.

Every little bit helps.

 

The girls were all milling around in the garden, looking their best in this little spritzer.

 

I can almost hear them, whispering, "think it's going to rain?"

I can almost hear them, whispering, “think it’s going to rain?” 

 

This last week of pleasantly cool and even moist weather has given the garden a little bounce in it’s step.

This tomato is ripe and red inside. I just love all these colorful varieties. They're meaty too.

This tomato is ripe and red inside. I just love all these colorful varieties. They’re meaty too.

The tomatoes are doing great.

I can't use these yellow cherries fast enough. They're fantastic in salsa, and I also add them to sauce. They are good to eat for a snack too.

I can’t use these yellow cherries fast enough. They’re fantastic in salsa, and I also add them to sauce. They are good to eat for a snack too.

Now, this is a sunflower.

Now, this is a sunflower.

This pumpkin hanging from the fence got so heavy my husband fixed it up with a little sling.

This pumpkin hanging from the fence got so heavy my husband fixed it up with a little sling.

Gray skies are gonna clear up, put on a happy face!

Gray skies are gonna clear up, put on a happy face!

 

While I love the hot days and the swimming pool, it’s been nice to have a break.

Another day around the old swimming hole.

Another day around the old swimming hole.

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2 thoughts on “Meanwhile, back at the ranch…

    • Thanks Dave, it’s taken quite a few trips to the Worm Farm to get a good garden going at this house. When we bought this place in 2001, it was an old farm, completely swallowed up by town. The dirt was all played out, couldn’t get a decent garden going. We started trying to build up the dirt with our own compost – a mixture of yard and kitchen waste – but that wasn’t enough. Once we started getting the good stuff from the Worm Farm, it was incredible how the maters just started rolling in. I think we’ve got a truckload almost every year since. We share a pick-up truck load with our older son and a friend of ours, there’s plenty for everybody. My husband thinks that’s about $60 worth.

      There’s manure in it – my dogs go f-ing nuts. We have to watch Biscuit, she’s a turd stealer.

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