September 9, 2010

Waning Days of Summer

It’s no secret, the days of summer are quickly shortening.  From the 8:30 sunset of just a few weeks ago to the 7:08 sunset last night.   Days are shorter, nights are cooler and good old Fall is creeping in.  I love Fall.  It’s that “other” season that follows it that I don’t like so much. 

In past years this would be the time I would ponder putting the garden to bed.  Not this year.   The tomatoes are still doing well yet other things have been yanked out.  Making room for a few experiments.

I planted these a couple of weeks ago…

0908 Beets

0908 Peas

0908 Turnip
Will they be ready before the frost?  I dunno.  But I would never know if I didn’t try!  We shall see.

Today I added these…..
0908 Baby SPinach
30 days to maturity.  Maybe.

0908 Salad Mix
42 days.  Maybe.

I’ve had a new helper in the garden this year.  One of my daughters has moved back in (until further notice) and brought with her, her  four legged friend.  Ms. Elsa (aka:  Salsa, Sausalito, Monkey, Bubby, and so and so on.). 

It has become a daily ritual for her to check on the veggies with me.  Oddball that she is, she has taken to eating a few things that I harvest.

0908 Pug 1
She loves freshly cherry tomatoes and peas.   Today I offered a sweet banana pepper.

0908 Pug 2
Yup.  She liked that too.

It is with mixed feelings that I say goodbye to summer (not yet, but soon!).  I do welcome the cooler temperatures for sure.  Enjoy the waning days!

8 comments:

Gabriele Agustini said...

I'm new here and am really enjoying your blog!
What a cute dog! It's amazing what they'll eat.
Thanks for sharing,
gabriele
PS I've become one of your "Followers".
If you're like me,
I'm sure you love when those numbers go up! :)

oldgreymare said...

Ms Elsa is so cute! I have a friend with 2 pugs and they are so loving and sweet.

Oh how I wish I could garden....someday when I have dirt and not desert sand....

Suzan

Thank you for stopping by - was going to send you an email but none in your profile...so here will have to do! :-0

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

I hear you... One of my daughters has moved back in too!
We started out with 2 dogs, now I have 4! But, I love them all!
Ms Elsa is soooo cute!
Thank you for sharing!
Leticia

~~Carol~~ said...

I welcome Fall with open arms! It was such a hot summer that I spent trapped in the air conditioning. Not fun, because I'm an avid gardener. I hope you have success with your Fall crop. My dad used to grow beets, and I loved eating the greens, with a little vinegar splashed on them. YUM!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, that was extremely valuable and interesting...I will be back again to read more on this topic.

Tootsie said...

oh how I had so much to add to a comment...and then I saw that adorable puppy...and forgot all that I was going to say!!!
I will ask you to give that little wrinkled nose a little kiss for me!

LV said...

So nice of your to drop by for a visit. I enjoyed your blog and trust your little plants do well.

Griselda said...

Wonderful blog!!
My dogs wait around to see if something falls while I cook and they love veggies too!