The White House

The White House

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Last of June

June 27....

First peppers from the greenhouse.... banana, hot wax and jalapeno. It is now bursting at the seams and I have to pick and dry before they all go to waste. 

For dinner I stuffed the peppers with a moose burger bread crumb cheese mixture. The banana pepper was perfect and the others too hot. The beans, etc. were not from my garden. 

 Made fruity pineapple coconut milk rum drinks to enjoy in the sun and then remembered why I don't like such sugary stuff! :)

Left dinner in the oven for dad and raced off to soccer. Emily really loves playing. Wish she would have had a better coach and more fun group of girls for her first time, but she loves it enough that she wants to try more sports. So glad nothing is holding her back anymore.

My beds were starting to fill out. Now this one is bursting!

Me watering at 10:40 pm. You will often find me out there at midnight. I love that it's light all night long. I really miss that in the winter months.

June 28...

Mulching (newspaper then wood chips) is such a long tedious process, but has been worth it. I had to pull very few weeds this summer saving me a lot of time.

These flowers are several feet tall now... never ceases to amaze me.
June 29...

Forest fires nearby blew horrible smoke in to town. You can't even see down into the valley.

There the pool sits unfilled. This is the latest we've ever been and it's the hottest summer we've had. I wish things were clicking better this summer, but as always it seems there is always something off.

I cleaned until 4:00 am when I could no longer stand. At 7:00 am Homer helped me with the last hour of cleaning and then he started hauling the water while I went back to bed.
June 30...

He got this far the first Sunday and then finished it the second Sunday. He put in a total of 34,000 gallons of water. So much has evaporated with the hot summer and we should have replenished.


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Nice to read your post, great to see harvest from your greenhouse and flowers in your beds and hanging pots.

Your pool really holds a LOT of water.

Love and hugs to you dear Gayle,


Arizaphale said...

OMG! I can't believe what you guys go through!!! Gardening until the wee hours???? Even in Summer it's dark by 8.30pm here. And your pool...we have the ubiquitous Australian concrete in ground pool which costs a frickin' fortune to maintain but we don't haul water. Perhaps that would be better? Who knows....