After 79 days with no rain and with high temps that lingered anywhere from 100 to 114 degrees, we finally received 1/2 inch of rain and some cooler temps on August 11. We still need much more rain here but nature has taken what we have received and is making the most of it.
With just a small amount of rain we received and so late in the year, these tiny little acorns have appeared in the past couple of days. It looks like the oaks are doing their best to feed the wildlife this winter.
The basil has a lot of new growth in the past few days and it looks yummy. There is nothing quite so good as fresh basil in spaghetti and other Italian dishes so we always have it growing in the summer. I think it is time to cut and dry some of this for winter also.
Bell peppers have suddenly set and it looks like they will be ready to pick in no time. I’m looking forward to grilling some with onions soon. They are also very easy to freeze for the winter months.
With new growth and blooms on the green beans we may be covered up with them by next week. I may try drying some this year.
The tomatoes are once again looking like they may do something. We may have enough tomatoes to can after all!