Papa Pea got a bee in his bonnet regarding rearranging our compost bins, and he's been tearing into it for a couple of days now.
He's cleaning out the chicken house, dropping pit included, of course, and the birds' solarium. All this goodness is being distributed in a couple of different spots along with weeds and vegetation I've been tearing out of the garden. There's a patch of black dirt he's also using for layering all this bounty.
Like I say, beware when out in the yard or you'll get run down by a madman on a mission wielding a wheelbarrow and shovel!
I don't usually have much luck with any "fall" planting because we get zapped with a killing frost before anything matures. Hasn't stopped me yet from putting seeds into bare spots in the garden though. Where there is a gardener, there is hope!
We've actually been having some warm (HOT for us!) weather the past couple of weeks. Temps way up in the 80s during the day. Lots of humidity, too, but we're trying to deal with that without getting too cranky. It's been just wonderful for the garden. The one thing I always miss is being able to use the oven to bake in the warmest of our summer weather. Our house does stay remarkably cool even on the hottest days, but I don't want to take the chance on heating up our naturally air-conditioned dwelling. We haven't had one single night this summer that has been uncomfortable for good sleeping, and we'd both just as soon keep it that way.
Don't look now, folks, but I may actually get some flowers to bloom yet this season. The sweet peas are letting me have a peek at a couple of flower stalks.
I have a few zinnias with nice blossom heads on them. (These are the seeds you sent me, Sue.)
Buds, actual BUDS, on my cosmos!
And will you look at these nasturtiums that I was afraid were going to be all foliage? What a plethora of lovely blooms!
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