Monday, July 11, 2011

Still Here

It has been so hot down here this summer that we have been eating mostly sandwiches. A good thing I cooked the pork buts but they are about all gone now. we have had lots of tomato sandwiches, chicken and tuna.

We have not been able to grow any of our own tomatoes this year. We have three plants that have blooms but have never set tomatoes. Wife read that it has been too hot. We took some seeds of the ones we grew last year and have planted them and we were so surprised to see them sprout up in about 2 days. so we hope to plant them and maybe have a fall crop of our own. Thank goodness the farmers market still has some. Maybe the heirlooms are a little more picky.

We also have put up a little corn and asparagus and figs are cumming in but we are hoping to have pecans this fall as last year they didn't produce. The patio has little nuts buds (Is that what one would call them) falling off, maybe because it is so dry and hot so we will see if we have a fall crop or not.

1 comment:

The Japanese Redneck said...

I've made 3 batches of fig preserves, a fig custard, butter/brown sugar figs and bunches fresh off the tree.

This fig tree (the Celeste) made more this than it ever has. The others have a few, but are not ready yet.