Our temps have been staying above 100 and I've had to water my garden like crazy.
With the heat; I have not been weeding as I should, so the garden really has become "A Garden of Weeden." Since the fruits and vegetables are dwindling, I think I've been watering for the weeds more than anything.
So last night.... I fired up the riding lawn mower and lifted the deck to it's highest position. With held breath, I drove right through the center of my garden. Grass flew, and I shredded the last olde rotted zucchini "Husqvarna style." Turning around at the end of one row, I came up another and something splattered across my face. It was cantaloupe. I had to laugh as I wiped a sticky goo off my cheek with my shirt. Bleck!! When I finished, I had to stop and clean my glasses so I could see.
Turning off the mower, I swallowed my sadness and thought of the last sweet cantaloupe that is waiting on the kitchen counter. It will taste especially good, knowing it's gonna be the last. Same for the last good zucchini gracing a harvest basket on the kitchen floor.
It doesn't seem that long ago, that I was working and tilled the soil to plant my seeds.
Now plants are withering and grasshoppers are coming.
I will continue to baby the tomato plants along for a little while yet.
They're fairly happy and still producing.
I wonder how all the morning glories will fair after snagging some with the mower wheels? Only time will tell.
On a happier note: The roofers said they will be finished today! We can hardly wait!
Tomorrow morning we'll awaken to the alarm clock rather than power saws and nail guns.
I can hardly wait to get everything picked up today, and the chairs above carried to their new shade... the porch. We'll still have new siding to paint in the days to come, but thankful to have such a large project checked off the long "to do" list.
The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.”