Summer has been slow in coming this year. There have been a few hot days but many cooler ones & quite a bit of rain which has been lovely for filling up my water tanks & watering the garden so that I don’t have to. I’ve been very lucky with my veggie garden as a friend who grows heirloom tomatoes gave me some seedlings from her greenhouse & they’re doing very well. They were a good size when I planted them about a month ago but they have taken off in this lovely weather & there are flowers on all the plants already. I have five varieties, a Black Russian, a Black Cherry, Tigerella, Rouge de Marmande & Red Pear. She also gave me a Butternut pumpkin & a Black Beauty zucchini which has flowers & a baby zucchini growing already.
Phoebe has always loved sleeping in the veggie garden. I think she enjoys the warmth of the mulch & she’s always quite careful not to sleep on the plants just underneath them. This photo was taken just after the plants went in.
And this photo was taken a year ago. Nothing ever changes…
When she’s not in the garden, she loves sleeping on the back porch.
Here’s a couple of photos I took just the other day. I’ll have tomatoes by Christmas at this rate! My Little Gem lettuces are my favourite veggie at the moment. I can just pick a few leaves for my lunchtime sandwich & it’s so delicious & crisp that I seem to be eating lettuce sandwiches with just a sliver of cheese on top.
Lucky, on the other hand, chooses to sit on today’s newspaper next to the radio,
or, when I’m sitting down for more than two seconds, on my lap.