The weather here is just not normal for this time of year. In Kentucky in August we are supposed to have hot humid weather. That's why we call them the "dog days" of summer. The forecast for the rest of the week and weekend are well below normal for here. Temps to be in the mid to upper 70's. That's cool as compared to last week. I think we are surely bound for an early fall and bad winter. At the same time hoping I am wrong.
The garden thinks fall has arrived and its time to make seed and reproduce, with the cooler temps and cloudy days. So that is going to make the harvest even shorter. Our garden is about done anyway but there are a few folks that got a late start. And sadly may not see a harvest at all.
Now is the time to start planning for new beds for all the stuff I dream of planting. Things to expand, new stuff to try and tinker with a few new methods as well. If farming and gardening is in your blood like it is mine, then as soon as one garden is done you have pen in hand planning the next one. These days you don't have to wait till winter to get seed catalogs in the mail, you can find all them online. Then place your order and wait with anticipation like a kid at Christmas time till that package arrives in the spring. And the enthusiasm returns to get out and dig in the dirt. Till next time, blessings from the McGuire homestead.