Just a few from our Monticello trip, and Sue reading an important new book!
OK - the brag was Sara's book, really. We are so proud of her - it is a beautiful book, wonderfully and wittily written. We are reading through it quickly so we can post Amazon reviews!
So as you can see in one of the pics, our first meal cooked on our new stove...grilled cheese! Tomorrow the dishwasher gets connected, sink gets connected....and the restaurant Lehoullier is back in business!
Could be that my efforts to load up the remaining tomato plants with fertilizer and keep well watered will pay off. There is some healthy new growth and open flowers on Caitlin's Lucky Stripe, Cherokee Chocolate, Lillian's Yellow, Little Lucky and Sun Lucky. But those pesky 90 degree days look to be back for a week or more...hopefully the blossoms will set in the relative cool and dry of the recent nights. We've in NO WAY had our fill of tomatoes this season!
Aside from that, and the plethora of hot peppers out in the driveway, the fertilizer push and watering regimen is also leading to new blossoms and fruit set on sweet peppers and eggplant.
But what I really need to do is get out into the big garden and rip out all of the weeds and dead plants, in preparation for winter. I will be glad to turn my back on this gardening season...but am not yet ready to look ahead and plan next year yet - still too tired from it all!
I guess it is OK for us to be proud parents! Our daughter, Sara, just had her first book published - a travel book about Madagascar
Info on the book - including the cover photo and some of the inside contents - can be found at Amazon at the link here.
Next - on Saturday (Sept 11) I will be speaking at the Monticello Harvest Festival, primarily on the Dwarf Tomato Project. Info can be found here. I last spoke there a few years ago - it is great fun!
Today wraps up a trio of perfect days....you can feel just a hint of humidity creeping in, but...wow! So this morning we headed for the lake for a nice holiday kayak.
Oh yeah, gardening....I have an endless supply of absolutely gorgeous hot peppers (some pics to come). We are enjoying eggplant and sweet peppers, and I've tidied up the plants and fed them heavily, hoping for a good fall crop. As for tomatoes....we've still a nice Sungold plant, a few volunteer Mexico Midgets growing here and there in the yard, and (fingers crossed), healthy Little Lucky, Caitlin's Lucky Stripe, Cherokee Chocolate and Lillians Yellow plants that may pop out a few good fruit before frost!