July swept by so fast that it’s still the month showing on my calendar. It was a good month. Had family visiting. Always wonderful. Sad when they leave but that’s the way of things in this family. We live in the four-corners of the world; the sun shines on at least one of us every day, although here in the UK it’s mostly rain. And so the world turns.
The garden is doing well. The proof is in the pictures. A few things have died. Ants undermining the roots of plants. Ants are a bleedin’ pest. Hate the beasties. I leave them to themselves mostly, unless they invade my house, and then I go a bit nuts. Ants in the house is just not on; one of my pet peeves, actually.
The tomatoes are just now showing a hint of red blush. And by golly, it’s about time. Everything is at least a month behind schedule, and that’s because of the cold weather this summer. Peder’s Danish cucumber plants are mostly leaves. Not nearly as many cucumbers on each plant as in previous years. In my opinion, that’s not a bad thing. We’re always knee-deep in Danish pickles (asier), and he’s the only one who eats them because I find them too tart from the vinegar he uses. Sometimes I’ll eat a few slices with meat that’s fatty – they’re good for cutting through heavy foods (sort of like drain cleaner).
So, now it’s August. I think I’ll grab a chair and wait for more tomatoes to ripen…