It's hot here. Too hot. And dry. Our grass is dry and crunchy, we have yet to mow the back yard this season, between the goats and the lack of rain, it isn't growing. But with a little help from the garden hose....
That was our first lemon cucumber. These little things are really good. Thanks to the late cold temperatures this year, the cucumber beetles are non-existent and we are having great cucumber harvest. I have about 10 in the refrigerator right now.
Squash bugs have been a little later than usual too. The plants are starting to fall, one by one. But I have a counter full of patty pan and zucchini squash in spite of the bugs.
Thanks to the early heat, our strawberries didn't have too long of a season. But our lemon tree is thriving in the sun. And most of the lemons are finally starting to turn yellow.
Last night, I felt like decorating. So I used the garden as my inspiration. These are to remember the strawberries and in anticipation of the lemons...
This is what Paul and I did in the evenings a couple weeks ago. Lots and lots of pea shells. Peas are cold loving plants, and definitely don't like the 90 degree heat, so they are gone...pulled up and butternut squash planted in their place.
More garden cookies....peas and tomatoes.
And a turtle, just because I thought he was cute.
And speaking of peas.....here's my sweet pea: