Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Just a touch of color in a green world

This week is flying by...the days come and go so quickly now. I sure notice the days getting shorter. My tomatoes are really slowing down. I made 4 quarts and 1 pint of juice on Monday...I think that brings me to a total of 16 quarts and 2 pints from our 20+ plants.

I am not going to have any bell peppers to freeze...don't get me wrong, there were peppers but with all the heat they would shrivel up while on the plant when they got up about 2 inches in diameter...maybe even before that. We did use a few even though they were not what would normally consider grown.

We have been having cool nights...last night when I went to bed Puss Puss was under the cover in my place and did not want to move. She had left just barely enough room till I could lay down--but I am sure that was by accident.

I am again attempting to get rid of some of the clutter here. I worked on that his afternoon and did get rid of some stuff. I saw other things I want to take to the auction house. We have a couple big items we are taking soon as the weather starts being cooler all the time. I think it will sell better then.

So we shall see how this progresses...every time I think I am going to get to make a good start, something happens.


Ellie said...

I bought about 8 tomato plants a few months ago. Around 6 of them have died and only one has two tomatoes on them. I'm not sure what I have done wrong. I will have to try again. I'd love to grow my own tomatoes :)
Thanks for your lovely birthday comment on my blog - I had a great day. That's another year flown by. Where does the time go?

Carletta said...

We've had so many tomatoes we've given them away.
Our bell peppers suffered as well. We've had enough to use but like you none for the freezer.

I feel like my summer has passed me by with all the storm related issues and a week of being sick.
Fall will be here before we know it and some of the cleaning and decluttering I wanted to get done is still waiting.

Betsy Adams said...

Beautiful color, Rose... Since we are also have some cooler weather and some occasional rain, our Roses are blooming like crazy now. I'll post a blog next week.

Keep working on that clutter. AND--when you finish yours, you can come and unclutter me. ha ha


Montanagirl said...

We had 39 this morning! It was a bit chilly. But expect nicer temps into next week.

Mary said...

Lovely photo! Nice and prickly looking :-) Tomatoes have been good this year. I don't grow my own, but have been buying good ones to eat at the farm markets. Good peaches this year, too.

Sandra said...

stunning photos

EG CameraGirl said...

De-cluttering takes a long, long time. I should know. I'm not finished yet. :))