The last couple of nights was down to 61 degrees, days only reaching around 79. Seems very cool for the middle of July. This is the reason I keep planting more tomato seedlings that I still have left. I feel that we will have a late summer and why not add more plants...I pulled out a couple of the summer squash plants that had started to spread. When this happens I know the plant is beginning to slow down. I can't see using up that space when I would only get a few squash a day. I still have plenty in the refrigerator and I do have several other summer squash plants still growing and supplying us with plenty of squash each day. I will plant another German Queen and maybe another Ponderosa or Black Krim. I am hoping to have a huge crop of tomatoes to can and freeze. Not sure how many I will be roasting this year as I think my oven is on the blink (again). It is an electric Kitchenaid stove. I had one of the heating elements replaced a year or two ago, but when I went to roast a pan of squash on Sunday, the oven didn't seem to heat up. I guess I will call a repairman again and see what's up. Appliances just don't last very long anymore. You are lucky to get 5 years out of them!
Who bears eternal summer in his soul."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, The Old Player
Better get busy outdoors now. Here are a few photos just to keep my blog up to date for review.