It's true. I have a malady. A heat malady!
Y'all, I'm surprised I haven't melted. It's been in the upper 90's for almost two weeks now.
My poor little flowers are struggling. The Gerbera and Zinnias are surviving pretty well, but I have to give them a good soaking, daily.
The garden, on the other hand, must be related to the energizer bunny. It just keeps on going. It's been so much fun eating out of the garden. Our meal yesterday was meatless and consisted of almost all veggies coming from our garden. I bought some Crowder peas from a Mennonite shop in town and served them over rice. And then from my garden, we had sautéed squash, fried okra, sliced cucumbers and tomatoes.
A meal to die for!
I'm excited at the promise of this cantaloupe.
The okra is doing very well.
I didn't tell you about our 4th, did I? Well, baby sista and her family spent a few days with us. It was so hot that we basically spent the whole time in the water. My nephew brought his stand-up paddle board and I tried it, but I just wasn't as thrilled with it as I originally thought I would be. It was a little difficult to get your sea-dog legs and I guess I'm a little lazy, but I didn't want to stand up the whole time. Cliff, on the other hand, had a ball. My brother-in-law pulled Lidia and Sawyer on the tube and they tried to get me on it, but I declined. Ha!
My sister, her husband and my nephew pulling L&S on the tube.
L&S were getting pretty brave.
Cliff enjoying the SUP.
Cliff leading the children on a swim picnic. Sawyer is hauling the food on his kayak. They swam to the mandatory portage area to have their picnic.
My brother-in-law made good on his promise to let me drive his boat.
My niece and Lidia cooling off. And because I just noticed their earrings, I'm calling them the Pearl Girls. Ha!
You know it's hot, when you find a cow in the lake. HaHa!
Thanks for the picture, Kaylan.
It was a great weekend. We enjoyed having family over for the 4th and look forward to another visit soon.......maybe a fall kayak trip with the sistas this fall!
Coming soon: Canning and Refinishing my oak table