SFH Journal: 2018-08-17 through 19

Highlight: Blessings – can you see them, do you know when they are there?

As of August 18th last year, we had already canned 17 pints of salsa. This year, we don’t have even one canning worthy tomato. Although we are harvesting okra, serrano peppers, and jalapenos, the numbers are way down from last year. Here we are in mid-August and the rain keeps coming – our vegetable garden is unhappy.

The herb garden is doing well enough and the cherry tomato plant, despite severe abuse by the weather, is providing tasty tomatoes for our salads. There is no shortage of basil and other herbs.

Meanwhile, our new rose bushes and hydrangeas are prospering. The hostas, which normally are reduced to slimy puddles in August, remain green. Our Summer has not gone to waste – for example, think of our new interest in El Camino Del Monte.

The lesson here is simple. If we fixate on our failures, how can we ever rejoice when there is success? Blessings – can you see them, do you know when they are there?

Here at Serendipity Farmhouse, we try to develop a proper perspective – blessing are everywhere.

Weather: The rain has returned and the humidity continues. Fortunately, the temperatures are tolerable.

2018-08-17: High – 89º, precipitation 1.02 (Detailed Summary – click here.)

2018-08-18: High – 78º, precipitation 0.28 (Detailed Summary – click here.)

2018-08-19: High – 78º, precipitation 0.0 (Detailed Summary – click here.)

Plantings: Nothing to report


2018-08-17: 5 okra pods, 12 cherry tomatoes, 1 Jalapeno, 3 serrano peppers

2018-08-18: 3 cherry tomatoes

2018-08-18: 9 okra pods, 9 cherry tomatoes, 1 Jalapeno, 5 serrano peppers

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