How is it possible anyone could suffer from over two weeks of Internet deprivation? It's hard to believe in this day and time of finite technology folks could actually only have one computer in a household and that computer was not equipped with a user that completed regular back ups. Still sighing...
It is true. Since I gave up my laptop with my last job over a year ago... these two weeks my internet access has been dependent on visits to family or friends.
Finally, we are back in business and admitting it is embarrassing I did not have a better back up system for the per chance occasion of a hard drive crash. Turns out I had not backed up my photos since August 2007. Thankfully I have every digital photo prior to then. I lost precious photos of family and holidays I will regret forever as nothing on the crashed hard drive was able to be recovered. Suffice to say, we will not ever be in that predicament again.
It just so happens I am walking out the door in 5 minutes for a short trip to North Carolina. Wanted to give a quick veggie garden update. Above you can see the raised beds at the top of the photo looking North just before rounding the corner to the side yard where they are still producing.
Surprisingly we are still harvesting veggies at the daily rate of what is shown in the basket above. Although I think this week with the record heat gauges in the 90's all of June, the bugs are just about more than I can fend off. And the veggies just do not like the extreme heat. If I can manage to harvest all the wonderful tomatoes still hanging on the vine I'll be a happy gardener.
We are still enjoying the green beans and pole beans. The worms have just now found the leaves but don't seem to bother the beans. They are just so tasty. I even par boil them and put them in salads. mmmm-mmmm good. But the best thing to do with pole beans is to cook them southern style with ham and red potatoes.
After giving up on the squash due to those evil worm borers or whatever they were... I sprayed with a little insecticide - as much as I didn't want to. They just perked right back up and started producing again.
The carrots were not so great. I definitely planted them too closely. They were only supposed to grow to 5" so they get credit for trying really hard. Tasty too.
Well, I've got lots of catching up to do. Completely missed bloom day this month. We are rejoicing in some rainfall here finally and all the foliage is even happier than me!