Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Back to normal

Gotta save the half-ripe tomatoes before Irene gets here !

Get this...New deck just completed day before mandatory evacuation.
We stayed home with no problem except some roads were closed due to flooding and EVERYTHING else was closed for 2 days.
Thank goodness the power didn't go out for long.
Since we were pretty much trapped in the house there was lots of snacking, scrabble and movies I recorded.

Life is good.. everything back to normal and we have a new deck to lounge on.

Hey wait....another garden bed...WOO HOO

Last week

Last minute question.
Yes I know need to decorate with furniture/plants...maybe next spring.
English country style would be nice but I never saw any wooden decks in England.
In Europe...everything seems to be brick/stone not sticks like here.

Ok the question... my main concern is this cedar tree going to cause problems with the deck?
Needles everywhere. Sooo love this tree.

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Mandatory evacuation Cape May County starting Friday 8am.
We're close by, 4 miles from the ocean and close to the bay.

Hoping for the best.

Good luck to everyone.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Other Half

Good Pickin' this year ... by the Other Half !

He grows heirloom tomatoes but also has to have peppers and cucumbers.
Everyone is getting tomatoes and most people never had heirlooms
so it's been a different treat for them.

Cherokee Chocolate with dinner. This was one of 79 varieties.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Leaming's Run

Leaming's Run says it's "the largest annual garden in the United States".
Having more than 30 acres and is considered "one of the top twenty gardens
in the East" by Great Gardens of America. Don't know about all that, but we still enjoy visiting there.

It was very relaxing, walking the numerous trails at Leaming's Run,
although it didn't seem to be quite as well kept since our last visit.
Today was in the 80's (yay) so a good time to get out of the house and enjoy nature.
It's a shame temperatures have been in the 90's on my days off keeping me indoors most of the time.
Do try and spend a few hours a week early mornings weeding and evaluating the garden beds, though.

Here's some of what we found: