Tuesday, July 24, 2012


We have ears of corn!  I admit, I was definitely a skeptic about planting corn this year...I agreed to it just to please Shane.  I thought we'd just end up with corn stalks for decorating come autumn, but I admitted defeat last night as we counted 7 -- yep 7! -- ears of corn.  I think we have about 15-20 stalks.  Loreli is posing by the smallest stalks at the edge of the corn rows:

We've been watering our garden every night throughout this summer drought and it's beginning to pay off.  You can see the pumpkin vines crawling behind and past the rows of corn along the fence in the picture above.  We had been thinking that everything was growing slower than last year but looking back at some photos from last year, we're pretty much on pace with everything but the pumpkin.  There's plenty of flowers, I'm just not sure the bees are finding them!

The tomatoes were also flowering like crazy but it was only last week when these little guys showed up.  I'm crossing my fingers the same will happen with the pumpkin!


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