If there was anything big happening in the world today, then I missed it. Not a lot happening here on the homestead. The usual mowing the yard, mowing around barns and out buildings with the bush hog. I did pick more squash today that were grated and put in the freezer for zucchini bread and squash fritters. Picked off some more peppers to encourage the plants to produce more. Some of the peppers that were sold to me as sweet were actually hot. But only mildly so, and those got chopped to use in salsa later. Made several more quarts of dill pickle slices and made some sweet relish from some of the cukes that had gotten too big to use for pickles.
This has surely been a summer of learning in the garden. I planted Kentucky Wonder bush beans again this year. The plants were small and I was thinking they would not produce much at all. I am glad I didn't till them under and plant over. The Kentucky wonder bush beans are slow to start producing but they continue to grow and are great producers. So if you plant this variety and get a little discouraged with them, don't be, they will produce better than you first think.
All the rain we have had this year has caused a blight in the tomatoes. If caught early enough it can be treated. It is going to decrease my harvest drastically but I will have enough to more than replace the canned tomato products that we have used since last summer.
The sweet corn that tasseled out at about 3 ft tall has little ears of corn on it. They wont be very big but better little corn than no corn. Maybe we just need to count our blessings more often and complain less. If I live long enough I maybe will learn this lesson. Till next time, blessings from the McGuire homestead.