Thursday, August 14, 2014


The summer of 2014 could be called the summer of rain. Rain is a good thing but there is such a thing a too much of a good thing. The temps have been crazy mild and the garden has been stunted greatly.

Usually by the beginning of August I am canning beans every few days. We do not even have enough beans matured for a good meal let alone canning. The past week and a half has been sunny and warm for the most part and it is helping. I just pray we have enough time to get some beans mature enough for canning.

The first two tomatoes to turn on the vine. We usually have tomatoes from mid-July on but not this summer.

A wonderful, pleasant surprise. I walked out to the garden to take a quick bean pic for this post and I saw a couple of good sized beans! Praise the Lord! The sunshine is doing some growing. 


  1. We have had more rain this year than anyone, even long time residents, can remember. I honestly feel like we live in the midwest with all the rain and thunderstorms in the afternoon. It is really weird this year.