This week has been a bit busy, with Dad's much anticipated book bomb, and the garden prep, and all the other little jobs made a little bit bigger by the heat.
I found a garden friend!
The summer heat is rising to it's last crescendo here in Central Texas, and I have been feeling a little run down because of it. No worries, September will be here before long. And Jennifer will be sweet sixteen in September, and what will I do? I can't believe how old we all are. I mean, Jennifer and Robert tower over me now, and I feel like I was the little sister all along.
Since I have Grain on the brain these days, I thought I might try some experiments with some grain growing in our fall garden beds. I was thinking of intensively planting some barley in a raised bed, just to see how it might do here. Also, I was reading about Quinoa, and I would really like to try planting that too, just to see how an heirloom grain might grow in our climate. Any ideas or advice or experience with these grains in the comment section would be much valued. :)
My elderberry bush, given to me by my dear friend Judy, is growing gangbusters and I am not sure why. It's in spite of me, I am sure because I couldn't have gotten this plant to do so well if I tried.
But it continues to do well, nonetheless. Maybe I will get some berries next year!!
Well, that's this week in the world of heat-treated agrarianism.