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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Tomato, Basil & Cayenne Peppers Survived!


I can't believe it myself the tomato, basil, rosemary and cayenne actually lived to produce something in this triple digit heat. I even went on vacation! When I returned I had strawberries in the planter that had been dying when I left and somehow my daughter managed to revive it, only for it to die for good when I took over.

I finally was able to get my tomato plant to produce this small tomato and possibly another is on the way, we'll see. I picked a great year of drought to start my first edible container gardens. My lemon tree is still growing and something else took life in one of my flower planters hoping it is the same plant sprouting out of it. Most of my house spider plants that I set outside in Spring, looked their best over the winter and with this summer heat they have almost died. 


The past few days we have seen some much needed rain, thank goodness! I am ready for the heat of the summer to die off any time and give us some descent fall temps!


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Let's Bake Bread

The past couple days I have been in a baking mood. I made cupcakes Friday night, French Bread shown above on Sunday and last night I made Rosemary Bread. The Rosemary bread turned out even better because the crust was much lighter.

Not sure what I am going to toss together today. I recently returned from our camping vacation and I am slowly getting back into the swing of the home life stuff again. I am really trying to stay busy and get some much needed house cleaning and organization done, we will see how on task I stay when it comes to chores...lol! 

As for my garden, I will take pics soon. It is a mess. The temps have been in the triple digits for weeks without rain, but the last two days we have had a couple showers which has been so nice. Stay tuned for my garden update.