I Just have to ask; "Where did summer go?"
This summer slipped away so fast... It has been a hectic summer for us, with all the humidity and wet weather, our vineyard was growing like weeds; As well as our lawns. The vines required trimmings almost everyday, then there was a fungus issue we fought for a few weeks, got that under control (lost a minimal amount of grapes) thank goodness. Had a problem again this year with Japanese Beatles, that required regular attention, plus we hope the milky spore powder will cut down on their numbers next season.
Happy as a peacock that we will be producing enough and selling them to a local winery, what a rewarding feeling.
My veggie garden did well this year, I finally out smarted the rodent that ate my corn for the past 3 years in a row. I was able to harvest some and freeze it up.... and oh, how sweet it is! The only draw back ~ the rodent has discovered my tomatoes. I picked the bigger ones off the vine green, my plan (keep your fingers crossed, with me) is to lay them all out on the table and as they ripen place them in freezer bags and freeze them. I maybe canning some sauce as well.
Also, for the first time ever, I have 4 cantalope & 3 or 4 Honeydew melons, Mmm can hardly wait to taste my homegrown "organic" melons. Actually, all my vegetables gardening is done using no chemicals of any kind. (one of the reasons I garden) The vineyard is another matter...
Now, that things are being harvested, I should have some extra time to pop in on the computer and blog a little more often.
Stay safe my friends, your in our thoughts and prayers as we wait for this gusty wet weather to pass.
Do stop in and leave a comment, I'm so looking forward to catching up.