Sunday, when Phil was getting ready to head back to KC, he looked at me and asked, "Are your 2 tomatoes ever going to ripen???" The very next day this one started.
Now the 2nd is under way too!
While we wait for tomatoes to ripen, I tackled this iris bed. This is how nice it looked because I intensively weeded it a year ago in May.
There it is again behind Matthew at the beginning of the summer. I ripped everything out. It fills up with weeds and tree starts and crab grass.
Tuesday found Matthew and I planting the plants here at my parents house.
Nothing wrong with double fisted digging.
Then we started the long process of watering.
Guess who announced, "Watering is my job." I think it will look good. The irises will fill in all the empty spots they had going up and down the sidewalk. I also rearranged plants in a better height order in the front beds. I'm not finished, but very close.
I also potted up some of the hollyhocks, so that when the time comes, it will be easier to replant them.
Our pepper plant is still plugging along.
The turnips have come up and are looking good! This is Matthew's turnip patch.
The butterflies on the male pumpkin flowers were sure pretty. Sadly the pumpkin didn't get enough pollen and has died. I see tons of male flowers, but the female flowers have been in very limited supply, like only 1 has bloomed all summer.
Today we went and picked apples. The tree is absolutely loaded with them. We never spray and they are awesome anyway. I guess we're lucky. The tree is located at my Granddad's house. He would be so proud to know that his Great Grandson is enjoying apples from the tree he planted.
Matthew ran to the tree and had an apple picked in 30 seconds, I kid you not. He loves apples.
Sometimes he had to reach really high.
Sometimes it was at an easy eye level.
When you looked up you saw tree and apples. It'd be so fun to have in the yard and play under.
Ready to go home with our bounty.
The minute we walked in the door, Matthew was pulling out the apple slicer and getting ready to sample them.
Yummy! They are so good. I finally found a relative that knows how to can, lives in the area, loves it AND would love to teach me!!! I'm so excited. I'm going to see canning apples or applesauce is an option and suggest I bring some to work with. I can't wait to learn!
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