As I was picking the last of the ears of corn, inside the leaf that entwines an ear was this little sweetie: a brown tree frog known as a Spring Peeper.
In eleven years of living here I’ve never seen one although we hear them all spring, summer, and fall. So I couldn’t help going a little FROG Crazy!
After the corn was cleared out I planted cabbage, broccoli, and Brussels Sprouts. Look who was hanging with the Brussels Sprouts: a smaller tree frog
I urged him on to go hook up with his cousin in the tomato grove. It really is a grove: the vines are way over 8′ long. I pulled out 4 Cherokee Purple plants to make room for the fall crops. These were uncaged or staked, they sprawled out across the ground. I still have 7 Cherokee Purples in the ground and 4 other tomato varieties. The garden harvest has been so prolific I feel ready for a bit of a break so I can sew.
These are Brussels sprouts and a volunteer cucumber where the corn used to be. I have no idea how that cucumber got in there but when it sprouted I thought it might be a bean plant since beans and peas preceded the corn in this location. I definitely have had enough cucumbers this year!
Rain is due for the next few days so I’ve cleared and planted as fast as I can. I was out in the garden at 6:30 am and didn’t come in until 12:30, exhausted and dehydrated, even though it was only in the low 80’s. Lunch didn’t revive me so I decided to take time to post this. It’s sprinkling now but I’m too beat to finish getting everything in the ground today. I have 24 more cabbage seedlings and have cleared out 3 beds but there’s too much work for this lady to do alone. When the peppers and okra finish I’ll seed the beds with turnip greens.
I have to attach the front skirt to the bodice, attach the ties and set in the sleeves on McCalls 5974
It looks OK so far and I hope to finish it this afternoon. We’ll just see about that!