Decided that the smart thing to do was to write before the storms hit. We’ve got thunderstorms with high wind gusts (60-75 mph) preceding the storms coming across the Okla. City area towards Norman. No tornadoes are in the storm but we are gonna get a chunk floater for about 15 or 20 minutes then the storm front will pass on by us and keep on going east.
I don’t know with all that has been going on (and not going on) this summer if I told you all that I’ve moved from the country back to Norman. I love my cousin and being out in the country but I found that what I didn’t like was driving for an hour to visit friends and other family. I’ve still got some things to move and I’m doing some painting for my Cuz and my Bro but I’m in Norman now. I went to the country earlier today and painted the ceiling in the bedroom we are working on re-doing, packed up another load in the pick-up and took some photos of the garden so I could wind up my vegetable garden reporting for this year
The electricity just went off (7:15 p.m.) but I still have some power in my computer so I’m just going to continue to write. Since I’m writing this off-line I don’t need the internet back up until I post and the weather man said that the gust front and the rain has only been lasting 20 to 30 minutes, start to finish.
Meanwhile, back to the ranch…
You can’t hardly tell it, but that’s me in the lower left corner. The okra plants behind me are over seven feet tall. Either going to have to get the Bro out to cut them or Cuz or I will have to take a step stool or a ladder to harvest the tallest of the plants.
As are the zinnias. You can tell how hot the sun has been here in Oklahoma by the looks of this flower… beautiful pinks with the sun and heat faded lower petals almost white. The squash plants have adios’d this world for this year. This is the part of gardening that is hardest for me. Dealing with death, even of the plants, makes my insides hurt. The squash from both the good day plants and the bad day plants that made it through the summer were very, very good. They had a thin outer skin that was not tough in the least, even towards the end of their producing time. They fought squash bugs and survived long after the other squash plants had given up the ghost. So I thank you Tipper for doing your good day/bad day experiment this year. I will be trying to learn more about good planting days before garden time next year.
As soon as I can post this it’ll go up… In the meantime I’ll ‘see’ you all tomorrow.
Power is back on… 8:40 p.m. Yea!!!