Mid July


Not a lot of hot weather. Rain in-between sunshine. I’m okay with that. The world’s seemed to have gone strange. I hold onto what’s familiar. Not because it will save me, but because it’s the only thing I know.

The garden is teeming. We can’t grow enough to be self sufficient. Even if I started shooting all the deer around me, it would be a tough go. The new spuds ease the pain of reality, and there’s something cathartic about picking your own lettuce.

We trade with friends; pickles for rhubarb, weed for meat, firewood for jelly. . . it’s a trick we play to think we are beating the system.

If this is all we get I’ll be happy without the heat.

11 thoughts on “Mid July

  1. Jim R

    We’re getting our share of very warm and hot weather with much humidity. My cherry tomatoes are delicious. The regular ones are still green. We have some jalapeño peppers about ready to pick. The basil is growing like crazy. Good times.


    1. underswansea

      Hi Jim, it sounds like you are ahead of us. The tomatoes are just starting to form. The raspberries are starting to ripen and it looks like we will have a bumper crop of peas. I hope you are enjoying the weekend. Take care. Bob


  2. mountaincoward

    I must admit I’m very disappointed how cold and dull June/July are this year. But we did have 2 good months. My soft fruits are going nuts this year. Raspberry canes have sprung up all over a neglected corner of the garden, I’m getting enough strawberries for me to get quite a lot before the slugs do and I have so many blackcurrants that I think I’m gonna have to freeze some!


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