The red onions were a little disappointing this year. I got only eleven and a half pounds of them, and they're kind of runty in size to boot. Mother Nature didn't choose to give me a bumper crop of nice big ones as she did last year. So it goes. I'm grateful for what we got.
The yellow ones came in at fifty-one pounds, and most of them are large to medium in size. A very nice crop. (I did plant twice as many yellow onions as red.)
Starting early this summer I pulled some of both varieties as they were growing to use as scallions or, as they got bigger, for all my needs so I've really been using part of what I grew for three months already. I'm sure the yellow onions will get us through the winter, but I have a feeling the red ones aren't going to last very long.
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A couple of our roof lines have been existing (not very efficiently) without gutters. We have taken total advantage of our daughter and her man and (
coerced begged bribed forced pressured tricked strong-armed persuaded) asked if they would help with the project.
We had rain most of the morning but this afternoon turned into a lovely fall day. Just the kind of day to get the scaffolding up and in place to start the project tomorrow. Another set of boards will go almost on the tippy-top of the scaffolding to make hanging the gutters as easy as possible.
Good thing one of us (and it isn't me or Papa Pea or our daughter) was a professional window washer in a previous life. You just never know what a particular talent is going to get you into!