July 17th - Dusting off the garden hoses
I finally had to drag out the garden hoses to water some seedlings. All that rain I was complaining about earlier in the year seems to be drying up in a hurry since it's gotten hot.
My watermelon plants are finally starting to grow. I planted them earlier than last year but maybe not early enough. They still seem pretty small.
I have a few ripe blueberries from my lonely little potted blueberry bush and I think that's it for my edibles right now. Still waiting on tomatoes and yard-long beans.
I planted birdhouse gourds around mid-June and they're still very small. I know I should've planted them earlier. I'm wondering if I might as well just rip them out. I don't think there's any chance I'm going to get gourds big enough for a bird to nest in.
I have lots of annuals and perennials blooming but still waiting on some. I cleaned out my seed box earlier in the year so I've had several mystery plants and still don't know what some of them are.
I have at least three hummingbirds visiting my flowers now. I would have more, but TWO flew into my front window last week. I heard a sound and looked out my front door and there were two laying on the front porch. I think they must've been chasing each other. I have a couple paper plates stuck on my front window now so it won't happen again. I need to put something up that looks better. Anyone that comes to the door will think we're nuts.
We lost one of our Shelties earlier this month. We took her to the vet because she was lethargic and he thought she would be ok but she was gone by the same evening. The necropsy(?) showed that her heart was thin and the vet thinks she may have had cancer of the blood. My kids think our remaining Sheltie needs a friend of course. I'm still debating whether we should get another dog/puppy and what kind.