Monday, September 12, 2011

monday's mountain musings

Howdy ya'll! I'm still kickin n screamin, just been a bit busy. Have I ever mentioned that I hate math? Iffin I ain't I will now just so my whole world knows that if my postings are few and far between I am likely lost in numerical neverland. Not an enjoyable place really, so, no need for jealousy. No, really, I aint jokin. The next 4 months of my life is filled with math courses and while I do very well with stuff I use all the time, stuff I don't use frustrates me. Its all good as once it is done I should never have to take another math course again!

Things on the homestead are really slowing down now. We got some much needed rain (6 in) with depression 13 or "the storm formally known as lee." Unfortunately, it seems to have brought with it some yuck! Immediately after if stopped raining I noticed nearly all the summer plants were fading out and dying off. It isn't blight but it is definitely something. The tobacco, however, is still growing very well. I am not complaining a whole lot about the die off as it does not seem to be affecting the fruits on the plants, it has not bothered any of the fall plantings and quite frankly, it's time for summer gardens to die. I am ready for the more relaxing fall and winter garden seasons. Most of the fruit left on plants is for seed saving rather than eating with the exception of the tomatoes.

With the rain, thankfully, came some cooler temperatures which kicked the fall plantings into gear and got them growing. The cabbages are beginning to head and many of the greens are micro-green size. The cukes, beans and maters in the gh are all flowering and the peas are sending up tendrils. Lettuce is very slow to get growing this season because of the heat but hopefully they will get growing soon too.

Hopefully, now that I am a couple weeks into the new courses and the gardens dying I can get my act together and get back to posting a bit more regularly than I have been the past few weeks.

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