We’re back

Yes its been a few weeks, and I’ve been gone out of town, out of the country.  And much has changed in that time.

Yesterday the weather was in the low 80’s, today we probably won’t hit 60.  It’s 3:30 in the afternoon and only 57 degrees outside. The tree leaves are changing, at least for those trees that can change.  The nights have cooled down too – last night got down to 47. So we have had a definite weather change.

Now for the good news.  We had a neighbor’s son water the outside plants while we were away.  We lost nothing.  Everything has survived.  Not only has everything survived, the outdoor tomato plant has two tomatoes, kind of large tomatoes ripening on it.  It does need some support but that’s okay.  I had watered my few indoor plants well when we left.  They all survived well too.  Admittedly my dish garden needed water, there were just a couple of dropping plants in it, but not many and nothing was even close to dying.  So all in all, I think it went well.

My mint is struggling though.  Not sure why.  I also have a problem with whitefly.  That I have to figure out how to handle.  It’s evident in the greenhouse.  I think its the reason the cucumbers never did well.  But the jalapeno plant in the green house does have one small pod.  Also I’ve noticed that the tomato plants in the green house are not doing as well as the one outside.  I’m not sure why.  I’ll have to do some more checking on that one.

Where I haven’t seen any deer, Bill says he’s seen just a few.  I think that’s a bit unusual, usually we have the congregating in the back yard in the evening, but not now.  Don’t have any answer why the change, maybe its just a season change.

I’ll write more later.  I got back and promptly got sick.  There was a cold or something that went around while we were gone.  Bill was feeling poorly and had to buy sudafed while we were gone.  He had to take it to survive the flight home.  So its not really surprising that I’ve come down sick.  It seems to be just a cold, so its rest and lots of soup.