Productive Day In The Garden August 6th

Good evening again. The weather was a little bit cooler today and we had a nice breeze most of the time. I got a few things done without feeling exhausted from the heat.

First thing this morning after feeding the critters we loaded up and headed to the auction. I did not sell anything but there was not very many people there today so no big deal. Hubby was ready to come home after I found a mule that I liked. I was a good girl and did not go back down to see what  she sold for. And I know if I had wanted her bad enough she would be out with the girls right now. I was hoping to make some money but the garden actually needed my attention more anyways.

Once home I headed to the garden. Hubby picked the tomatoes after I got the gourd vines moved back out of them. Then I went over to the pumpkin vines to move them so I could get to the cucumbers. Here is how close to ready one of my pumpkins are. IMG_20160806_120842707  The other one that is that big is not far behind being ready. As I had guessed most of my cucumbers went to the carport so I can feed them out to the chickens. I did get a few smaller ones that I like to eat. Then it was down to the bell pepper plants. I have about two pecks of those picked now and a lot more smaller ones still out there. I will get them diced up and in the freezer tomorrow.

Next  I went out back and added wire to my tire planters that are by the chicken pen. The chickens were able to reach a few leaves through the fence and eat them. That would slowly kill the plants as they could not keep growing. I angled the new wire and laid the vines on them to keep them farther away while they grow up it. I laughed at one of my ducks trying to get a leaf after I did that. He did not look happy that his beak would not fit through the chicken wire.

After we ate I took the puppies out to play. They had a good time while I got my plants watered. They even tried chasing the water for a little bit. When I had all of that done I walked around the back yard with them for a few minutes enjoying the cool air and my flowers..I even got a new video that you can see HERE  They had a lot of fun. At least they are still short enough that they can not reach the plants in the backyard.

All photos are mine.


  1. Coral Levang

    Love this picture. I so want to come and spend a couple of days with you sometime. It would be so cool to be able to do the things on your little farm.

    1. Eva James Post author

      Just never forget if you are in Ohio to let me know. We would love to have you and George might even be good and give a kiss

  2. Andria Perry

    So you did hatch some ducks? Have you rode George yet? I cannot go to those auctions, I want to bring all of them home with me 🙂

    LOL, I misspelled one of those words and changed it, glad I read before I hit comment 🙂

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