Highlight: It’s all about food!
For example, Mr. Monte demanded his favorite grain-free food for dinner tonight. We also ate well, as you will see later in this post. But, some of our neighbors weren’t quite so happy. The cardinal family sat on the bird feeder and glared menacingly at my beautiful spouse because the feeder was empty. She told those cardinals that they can complain as much as they wanted; however, she had no intention whatsoever of filling that bird feeder until the rain stopped.
Yep, it’s all about food. And so it came as no surprise when our friend Bartholomew Bear made his appearance in the yard almost precisely at 6:15 PM this evening. As we were eating the last of the fried okra, Bartholomew (Bart for short) made his rounds from apple tree to apple tree. He muttered a few comments about how the apples weren’t as good as last year, but he informed us that it was worth the trip to SFH, even if the apples were sub-par.
He finally made his departure at a sauntering pace, heading for the North Fork of the Thornton River. He mentioned that he might check out all the country gentry partaking in the local The Taste of Rappahannock charity fest. Since we heard no screams from that direction, we assumed that he changed his mind and went elsewhere.
No matter what he decided, for Mr. Monte, Old Fuzz Face, Blondie, the cardinal family, and Bart the Bear, it’s all about food.
Weather: The heat wave is gone.
2018-09-06: High – 91º, precipitation 0.02 (Details – click here.)
2018-09-07: High – 86º, precipitation 0.35 (Details – click here.)
2018-09-08: High – 71º, precipitation 0.02 (Details – click here.)
Plantings: Nothing to report
Harvest: The okra plants are producing full force now. The picture below shows sixteen okra pods sliced and ready for flash freezing. They will be a great side to some meal in deep winter.
Fried fresh okra and baked chicken, topped with last year’s salsa, were the featured ingredients for dinner tonight. This is how a vegetable garden pays for itself in flavor and cost savings.
2018-09-06: 1 cherry tomato, 2 jalapenos, 16 okra
2018-09-07: Nothing to report
2018-09-08: 10 okra pods