The weather has finally turned to normal for southwest Missouri - hot and incredibly humid. The air is positively soupy! We've had pop up storms almost every day...not much rain, just a few drops; enough to make the air even more damp. Tropical Storm Barry is slowly tracking north, toward us, but probably won't drop any rain by the time he gets here.
John has taken the last two weekends to work on his vegetable garden AND put in a garden plot in front of the entryway porch.
He has 6 raised beds but only planted in 3 of them. The other 3 all have asparagus that come up every year. The other three have tomatoes, cucumbers, and green peppers. He put in an electric fence with fencing along the bottom 3 feet to prevent the critters from feasting on our veggies. So far, it's worked. We will have tomatoes to harvest this year and several evenings after work will be spent canning those tomatoes.
Here is the front garden plot. John set those bricks almost 5 feet out from the foundation and I now need to get some flowers to plant there.
There's a peony plant to the left, but everything else is blank right now. I've got a bee balm plant for there, too. Not sure what flowers to put there for the rest of the growing season...
Our Kai went in for some pretty serious surgery last week. It was determined that the ulcer on her eye would never go away completely, rather it would continue to recur. It was so painful for Kai....we made the decision to have them remove the eye. While they had her asleep, they removed a broken tooth that was starting to ulcerate as well. Poor thing has stitches on the right side of her face and stitches on the left of her mouth inside. She came thru the surgery like a champ and we brought her home the day after. She is wearing the Cone till this coming Friday when she gets her exterior stitches out. Once the fur grows back, she will look as though she has a permanent wink! She's such a sweet old lady and we are so blessed to have her spend the rest of her life with us.
This was taken before she has her surgery. I won't shock you with the after pictures...will wait for the fur to grow back. She's already back to smiling every day so we know she's on the mend.
Because of the weather here, I'm going to take advantage of the following:
There's room here with me, if you want...just show up! I've got popcorn!
Thanks for stopping by.