Friday, September 2, 2011

Summer's in Full Swing

The backyard corn is apparently very happy. This picture was taken pre-baby about 2 weeks ago and I think it's gotten even taller since then. There are lots of ears started. Let's hope they pollinated so we can get some nice juicy sweet corn.

Summer came late this year and the consensus is that everything is about 3 weeks behind.
We have just started getting ripe Romas and cherry tomatoes and the slicers are just around the corner. We've got 4 little eggplants, 2 cantaloupes, 4 pumpkins, 2 sweet dumpling squash, 2 acorn squash and a whole lot of basil and popcorn maturing in the front yard. Some time in the next couple of days I have to get Mom and Q to help me harvest the second plantings of edamame and oats.

The daylight hours consumed by napping with the baby to gear up for the next night and feeding the baby eat up a huge amount of time! As precious as newborn Peanut is, I won't be too sorry when she gets old and big enough to have this breastfeeding thing down pat and starts sleeping more at night. ;) Mom is absolutely invaluable; laundry and dishes magically get done and food mysteriously appears at meal times. I really don't know how women who don't have their husbands and mothers around 24/7 for the first couple of weeks do it.

Hopefully, tomorrow will be a garden day and I'll get some pictures.


Anonymous said...

That's so cool. I've never seen corn grown in someone's backyard. I guess it's because it's so tall. You could plant some by neighbours that you don't want to hear or see for a while.

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