We have had a wave of exceptional help lately that has been a positive force in this whole circus. I can say “Thank you” until I’m blue in the face at them, I still don’t think it would do justice to the amount of appreciation that Paul and I have. Thank you again though, for good measure.
Everybody, meet Rose.
She has been a tremendous help for us these past few weeks.
This particular day we harvested the seeds from my spring cilantro and seeded a new bed with them.
Everybody, meet Beth.
Also a big help. Beth is interning on the farm.
Everybody, meet our county fair Grand Champion!
Everybody, meet our first place winner!
Now in this picture are more volunteers, Jason and Jen. I don’t have better pictures of them, sorry Jen and Jason. They too are a great help. This is a picture of the work party today.
During the dry spell, I also took photos of the state of the Community Garden and our North beds.
Entry, south side.
Path, overgrown, but still there. These next pictures are examples of what’s going on in the community garden as of two weeks ago, give or take a few days. These examples show the effects of the heat and the lack of water.
Our neighbor Cliff planted Zinnias amongst his tomatoes, they were beautiful. Even in this “on the way out” thing they had going on.
These next pictures are of the North beds.
Overgrown, dead, raspberries.
Watermelons, that never got any water.
Example of the heat. Dead grass.
I have mentioned before that it was really DRY here. It didn’t rain for six weeks. Due to this lack of rain, a lot of things died. Those that did not die, suffered. Here are a few photos.
Pathway through some peach trees to my house, dry grass.
Victory garden, the Japanese Maple Paul planted wilted and turned brown. The tree is still alive, it just got heat stroke I guess.
View of Victory Garden from the deck.
The grass in front of my house. I just couldn’t believe it. It died. But it has been raining, so now it’s green.
More views of Victory garden.
Herbs that died. I believe this to be my oregano.
Thankful for the team of volunteers today, we were able to accomplish a lot. Jason, Jen, Beth and I weeded, mowed, removed, moved, adjusted and pretty much kicked a bunch of chore ass. Now, our north beds that had tomatoes in them are weeded and cleaned up and cages moved to a nearby spot, ready for next year. I feel like I have more to say, just not now. I think I need to get some pictures together for you all. But, thanks again to some awesome, AWESOME volunteers. Without them, there would be a lot more work for me to do! Thank you!