Omygoodness! It is soooo dry around here. And all my dear internets say ‘How dry is it?’ Ha, I’m glad you asked…it’s so dry that we are down to only watering the tomatoes and luffa. Okay so there are green beans and onions in the luffa bed. Our water barrels are so dry they are almost as shriveled up as the fruit trees. Let me put in terms of labor, normally by this time we are mowing the yard a minimum of once every 4-5 days but it has only been mowed twice this entire year. And truthfully the 2nd time was just to level out the height of the weeds. At our house we have been hand washing dishes, I know hard times, and catching the rinse water in a dish pan so we can toss it out in the pool. Because our city is on ground water and it’s low, they are heavily treating it so the pool veggies aren't that great because of it, there is now an…well let me just say the water bill is too high. But the luffa are ah growing they seem to really like this heat as do the tomatoes.
Luffa Bed after planting, replanting & replanting
Luffa Bed after sprouting, resprouting & respouting
So we had this cat move in to our backyard. Crazy I know but the danged ol’ thing won’t leave. I watched it go from a skinny thing to one that could hardly stand cause it wouldn’t leave to get food water. And now I have a stupid cat. It is ugly too, the hind end is taller than the front so it’s butt looks like it poking up. It has deep blue eyes, they are purdy, but when ya add in the Siamese cat coloring along with some brown splotches and long Persian cat hair…yep it’s ugly, did I mention the squeak of a meow. I would show y’all a picture but it’s such a scardy cat it runs from me. I’m sure it has nothing to do with me chasing it waving my arms and hollering ‘Get outta here – go home.’ And just so ya know my Beloved doesn’t like cats…at all. Now me, I don’t mind ‘em, I’m one of those that like cats & dogs kind of people. So Ugly, as it is now named, goes potty in front of the oak tree…El Yuck-o! Now here is the good part -- those crazy a$$ed tree rats, better known as squirrels, don’t come in the yard. Nope they just walk across the power line wave and wriggle their tales and bark. Oh but wait there’s more, recently someone told me that my animal totem was a cat…OMG, Lord please don’t let me turn into one of them crazy cat ladies.
I hope all y’all dear internets had a great long weekend! We did but I’ll save that for my next post, especially since I need some more time to conjure up something… yeah something hot maybe.
ATC (2 ½ x 3 ½) by moi – light it up