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August 9, 2008 - Janet DelTurco
It is raining hard as I write this. A nice steady downpour that will force its way through the leaves and actually reach the soil. What a blessing after four weeks of dry weather. And of course I was out there watering the sunflowers as the first drops fell. Everything looks dried up and tired outside, and only the favored few have been watered, just enough to keep the leaves from drooping. The morning glories droop so badly all day that I fear for their continued existence, and I do love to see them on the arbor across from the back door when I take the dogs outside first thing. Coffee, toast with a lot of butter, the paper, sunflowers and sparrows peeking in the window...who could ask for more? I have picked beans every day for a while, the corn is delicious, plenty of small Irish red and golden fingerling potatoes, the tomatoes are slowly changing color, lots of peppers, nice beets abd eggplant. The cabbages, regular, red and Savoy, look good, but are too small yet, And the cardoon and the fennel keep growing!!!?!!! Someone had better comment here and tell me what to do with them. Well, the rain lasted just as long as it took me to write this. The clouds have parted and the sun is shining on the church tower. Ah, well, I had better go out and give the sunflowers a little more to drink.
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