It's been a whirlwind week. Last week I had two days of lunch dates and made a fabulous meal and totally yummy dressing to go with it. I'll post the recipes tomorrow. I had several meetings for the Capital Campaign at church and another for our homeschool group. My youngest daughter had soccer practice and a tournament Saturday and she turned an insane 10 years old today. In the midst of all of this my Lyme disease gave me much difficulty causing me to miss work. I'm very tired of it being a part of my life...I have things to do!
This past week brought Rhode Island yet more rain. I'm very worried about my garden. Friday night we had very high winds and all of my corn was uprooted and we had to replant them and create a support system for them. We also planted 36 tomato plants this year in hopes of canning and preserving most of them for sauce and such. With the tremendous amounts of rain we have had, I'm afraid the tomatoes have blight and many are already rotting. If we get a handful this year we will be lucky. A few cherry tomatoes are ripening but I just don't know how many we'll get before the plants die. Not too much I can do about it but it is disappointing and will not save us much money this year as we had hoped.
However, the flowers seem to be doing well and loving the rain. Is there anything prettier than day lillies right after the rain?
My Echinacea is in full bloom and loaded with butterflys and bees.
This is the side garden next to the pool.
The plants around our Koi pond are doing well. We haven't seen the pesky Heron in several weeks and my Koi are growing at an alarming rate. Can you see how large they are?
Look how fast the fog rolled in. This picture was taken just about two minutes later than the picture above it. I love the fog. Murder on the hair but good for my soul.
Some of the garden is doing very well. I've picked several cucumbers. They were delicious with just a little salt.