Monday Report – Week 12

Not a whole lot to tell this week.

My cucumbers are starting to die out. The heat and very little rain are contributing to their early departure.

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But, living where the growing season is long, I will be replanting them soon.

And praying for rain!!

This looooong period with little rain is really taking a toll on my garden.

Premature ripening can be a problem.

This pumpkin is orange way too early.

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The cantelope vines are really struggling.

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I thought I was going to lose my pepper plants. But they are starting to turn green again. So there’s still a little hope.

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The tomatoes are producing tomatoes. But the skins are tough. I think, due to the lack of rain.

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It’s either feast or famine here in the south. First we were inundated with constant rain. Now…….very little of that water fortified with vitamin G.

My lilly show is just about over.

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I love these colorful bits of beauty.

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I hope your garden is doing better than mine.

Who Were These People?

Before, I had told you how I would like to know more about our farm.

And I have posted other pictures of it here.

This is where the original house once stood. These are the foundation columns that remain. There are three still standing.

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They are about eye level with me.

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The bottles are what I found yesterday on my trip to the original house site.

It was too beautiful and sunny to stay inside. So I took another walk around the farm. It was about 70 outside.

Here’s a close-up of one of the columns.

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And another. I looked to see if there was a stamp of some sort telling me a year or a name of the company on the bricks. Not a thing that I could see.

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There were only a few bricks to start out the columns. Then they were finished with the rock that is found here on the farm.

And there are several pieces of broken foundation lying around.

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Here is the original hand dug well covered with a car hood to keep unsuspecting souls from falling in.

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Notice how old the car hood looks.

Here is looking down into the dry well.

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These are easter lillies that have begun to sprout. They are in what would have been the front yard of the originial house site.

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These are in the back yard.

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The trees in the next two pictures are in the back yard and to the right of the original house site.

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Each time I visit this site it makes me even more curious to know more about the farm.

Did the lady of the house plant those lillies?

And did she look forward to them sprouting each year, just like I do when I search for them this time of year.

And how big were those trees when this house was standing?

Were they sapplings, just beginning, like the trees that surround these majestic beauties?

Who were these people? Where did they come from? Why did they leave?

SomedayI’ll know. And I’ll share it with you.

What Makes Me Smile, part X

Orange.

The color orange makes me smile.

Carolina Trumpet Vine.

Orange is so bright and cheerful.

2009 Dodge Challenger.

Marigold.

Lillies from my garden.

Hot air balloon, the inside.

The orangish/brown of a giraffe.

Giraffes are another thing that make me smile.

The warm glow of a sunset at Folly Beach.

A contemplating frog. Wonder what he’s thinking about?

A gift from my Mother-In-Law.

Orange makes me happy. Just the sight of it brightens my spirits.

What is your favorite color?

What is making you smile this week?

PS. I’ll be home soon!!

Miss ya!!

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