|reason for the dragonfly swarm...|
This year's garden is a mess. Yes, there are some vegetables in there, but really it's a tangle of grass, weeds and things that have bolted quickly. At one point, I attempted to gain control, but the weather and my busy schedule eventually won out, and now the garden is slightly embarrassing. Corn is tall, almost ready to pick- I am worried though, when I squeeze the ears, they don't feel full. Also, this has been my worst year for potatoes. Japanese beetles did a number on them, and starting out, because I waited a little longer than usual, I was not impressed with the seed potatoes I got. I've started digging them, and my yield is much smaller than at this time last year. I've got lots of green beans and cucumbers though! I need to start blanching and freezing beans, and I need to make a batch of pickles asap!
Chickens are doing well. No more predator issues at this point, thank goodness. We have one who has decided to go broody- I had a feeling it might happen. Luna the splash marans is setting on 7 eggs. There were 3 under her, but I figured I should shove a few more under there- we will see what happens, not sure our fertility is as high as it was with one of the old rooster, but I'm sure a few of the eggs should be fertile that I stuck under her.
It's sad to say, but "summer" will be over in about 3 weeks. Joe will be starting his new job at a new school, and I was be starting my last year of classes. It should be an exciting and busy year, but I've got to try to shove a whole summer into these next 3 weeks! I need beach trips, hiking, relaxing, camping....we will be heading to Cobscook bay the weekend after next for sure, but I better get planning if I want to get everything else in!