This was taken the other day, but there hasn’t been much improvement – the digital thermometer said 105 when I looked a few minutes ago. Apart from getting out first thing to “play” in the garden a bit, it’s hard to get motivated to do very much beyond the essentials. It’s supposed to get better tomorrow, then the current forecast calls for highs in the upper 80’s through the week, which sounds wonderful right now 😉
Given the heat and almost total lack of rain, the garden’s doing remarkably well. We’ve had 3 nice pickings (each a meal for 2) from the first bean row, but the 2nd planting was practically cleaned out by the rabbits. We’ve since added a ring of 24″ high chicken wire around the fence, which seems to have solved that problem, so I’ll plant more, as soon as my seed order comes.
I think all the tomato plants have at least a few tomatoes, but I’d never grown grape tomatoes before, so the size of the bunches surprised me. These are yellow Riesentraube (an heirloom variety).
The okra isn’t up to full speed yet, but when it gets there, I’m hoping for enough that we can pickle some.
And there has been some knitting – notice the curly strand (upper left)? I’ve only got 1 ball, and forgot to weigh it, so sailed right on past half and had to back up. Guess it’s going to be a shorter scarf than I’d envisioned, since the alternative would be to rip it all out and start over with 3 pattern repeats instead of 4 😦