And I can’t wait to get on the road again.
Grand Canyon or BUST!
Today we embark on the 1000+ mile journey to The Copper State. Tonight will be spent either in Amarillo, TX, or Tucumcari, NM. Then on to Holbrook, AZ to visit the petrified forest and the painted desert. Tuesday night will be spent in Flagstaff. I’m not sure what we plan on doing there. Then, we’ll spend the next 3 nights at the Grand Canyon. Homebound we plan on staying in Albuquerque somewhere and visiting Petroglyph State Park.
See you in a week or so.
The squirrels are starting the winter nest in the attic a bit early this year. So much for patching that hole up.
The cat has started to crawl up in bed with us at night.
Lettuce, carrots, snap peas, bunching onions have been planted for the cooler weather.
…the times they are a changin’
The end of summer is near and the sign are all over.
You can see I doubled up on two of the boxes. Making them 12 inches deep. I just need to get some dirt/compost and I’ll plant some potatoes. I ordered some garlic a few days back and it should be here in time to plant close to the autumnal equinox, giving them some time to root and then go dormant for the winter. I transplanted some ‘maters; planted a few zucchini seeds in the front near the pond (sshhh, don’t tell Steph). I’m not sure if they’ll grow very well there, as the dirt sucks up front.
Here is the dove that has made a nice little nest in the hyacinth vine on the arbor. She is not afraid of me at all. I can stand up on the stump that keeps the gate closed and she doesn’t even move. I’m guessing there is an egg she is sitting on. I haven’t got up high enough to look.
The Rangers are up a game for the wildcard spot in the playoffs, and only 4.5 games back in the division. Lets go Rangers!!! I got the fever.
Okay, sorry for that bit. I just finished watching the ball game.
So anyways, you remember all those onions from May?
Well….here is what is left:
Yes. We went from just about 100 to under 20. CRAP!!! I guess after using an onion at almost every meal and having found 4 that had started to rot this past weekend, they dwindled down pretty quick. Stephanie stated that the onions have been the most useful crop grown this year, but wanted just yellow onions next year. I can certainly do that.