We had our first freeze the night before and I only knew about it when I walked out to the garden and saw that some of the leaves on my squash and zuchinni plants had shriveled and turned black.
The tomatoes look fine and they are absolutely covered in fruit. I've never had tomato plants like this. Amazing what a little rain will do. The 2nd week in September was a wet one and the tomato plants just took off. They are over 5' tall and the tomato cages are not doing their job so I propped up some scrap panels to keep them upright.
I even picked my first melon!
I was so excited! I'm picking something every day from my little garden and it thrills me to no end.
I don't have a big garden because it is always a gamble about whether we'll have rain or not., but we have more than enough for us and plenty to put up and share with friends:
So, after a wonderful Sunday of puttering, I decided to go for a walk in the evening.
About a mile from the house, I saw dust and my trusty sidekick, Gus, deserted me to run and greet this guy:
Yep, our Marine is home! We knew he was driving from California, but we weren't sure when he would show up. He stopped to stay with a friend and then made a visit to my in-laws. He sure is sight for sore eyes! So I'm going to take a little sabbatical from blogging and soak up this kid while he's here.