During the heat of the day, I sometimes forget, and wonder what we could have been thinking.....
My gardens are doing ok, I guess...winning some losing some-to be expected when one moves 6 zones in either direction. We knew we would make some mistakes, and find out what works in this dry heat. I'm still seeding things out in cells though, and continue to free seed my four herbs that I never have enough of...Parsley, Cilantro, Basil and Dill. I only got one single Lovage baby to make it and I'm babying the hell out of it in a pot. Bummer-it's my most favorite!
More settled in, Solar is up and running pretty well, but we need two more panels to handle our water pump,( which is solar) the swamp cooler (which is not), but IS A NECESSITY when the temps get up in the 90's and 100's (like today)
We run it when we run the pump on the generator so it handles both on a daily basis, so we're anxious to get off of gas completely.
The heat is taxing on the animals so.... I've begun taking them swimming...I'm trying them all to see who enjoys it (or not)
Only one of the four I tried was an awkward swimmer-Lily. Big tubby Belle, was amazingly graceful and Briar also seemed to enjoy. I'll try the other three tomorrow, perhaps...Pond water sure makes their coats silky and a lot easier to remove those doggon stick-tites that plague everyone but Max! I'll try to get pictures next time.
John is really enjoying doing the Farmer's Markets. He takes his succulents to two a week and he's building a nice clientele and making friends. Between that and our website sales, that's what we're living on...
|John's Succulent Collections|
|Our Morning Walk-up on the ridge.|
|Kale & Onion Garden & Tansy|