Highlight: Today is the feast day of one of our favorite patrons, St. Benedict of Nursia.
Our apologies for the tardiness of recent posts. There has been much to occupy our time during these last two weeks. We have a new pastor, I have taken on new responsibilities, and work has made demands on my time.
Meanwhile, Mr. Monte has been directing us in outfitting his new bug out bag, the 24 foot Class C RV. For him, cost is no object, just get it done and get it done to his expectations. He is a thankless and unforgiving taskmaster. The reasonable budget that I had allotted for the RV has been overrun in every conceivable way. In his mind’s eye, Mr. Monte sees a Taj Mahal on wheels and even that will be inadequate for his royal needs.
Perhaps by the end of July, we will be able to return to a normal level of activity. We hope to share a spectacular recipe for okra that was given to us by Admiral No. 1 (my dear wife’s most pleasant and capable older sister.) This evening, we were able to enjoy the first okra of the year, and Admiral No. 1’s recipe was an enjoyable and tasty success.
Weather: We have now entered a warm/hot dry period and are forced to water regularly. Too much or too little water, there is seldom an even distribution of sun and rain.
2018-07-06: High – 82º (Detailed Summary – click here.)
2018-07-07: High – 77º (Detailed Summary – click here.)
2018-07-08: High – 81º (Detailed Summary – click here.)
2018-07-09: High – 88º (Detailed Summary – click here.)
2018-07-10: High – 91º (Detailed Summary – click here.)
2018-07-11: High – 86º (Detailed Summary – click here.)
Plantings: This has been a very bad year for tomatoes at SFH. We have planted some new plants, but we don’t expect to get much from them. We will have to purchase tomatoes for salsa canning this year. My alternative is to sneak into my daughter’s garden and poach some of her tomatoes. Her cat and I are buddies and he won’t tell if he sees anything.
2018-07-06: Planted an Organic Better Bush tomato plant
Harvest: The garden is now providing enough vegetables for side dishes and, in the case of the okra, they will be a featured main dish. However, there are nasty critters competing with us for the harvest. Fearless wife had to kill a monstrous worm on one of the tomato plants.
2018-07-06: Picked a handful of cherry tomatoes
2018-07-09: Picked the last of the green beans, 5 jalapenos, 3 okra, and 3 cherry tomatoes
2018-07-11: Picked 5 cherry tomatoes, 5 okra, 1 asparagus