I was sitting in our sitting room and I decided to get up off my pile of whine (see below post) and picture for you what is happening in the vegetable garden here. I've just about lost patience with my red cabbage heads, but I'm still holding out to see if they get any bigger (same for the brussel sprouts, though I think I need to eat them before the worms finish them off. Brassicas, are they worth the effort?
I'm pleased with the zucchini squash. My Dad was probably right about the corn, not enough sun, but only because the tomato plants got so unusually tall. Though, I do have some ears beginning to form. The cucumbers are directly behind that fuzzy patch of carrots tops. I think an increase in water has helped make them more sweet (less bitter). The carrots and beets I'm leaving in the ground and only pluck as needed. Pear tomatoes--yellow. And a first this year: eggplant--black beauties. There is something to snack on every day and the hard work is paying off.
In other news, our 8-year-old desktop went back in its box and Hazel's arm came out of its cast. They swear up and down it will straighten out though it looks disturbingly crooked still. Hazel and her Dad made a list of all the things she can do now:
Wear her long sleeve flower pajamas
Pick up her water glass at the dinner table
Buckle her seatbelt
Take her shirt off and put it on
Wipe her own bottom
Wash her hands
Swing really high on the swings
Now say a prayer that she doesn't re-break it before it has time to "remodel". Sigh.