Weekend Coffee Share; Aug. 22, 2020

Welcome to my coffee share where we share what’s been happening in our lives. Can I get you a cup of coffee or tea? Too hot in my neck of the woods for a hot beverage. How about a cold brew?

Welcome and come in out of the heat. We can social distance in our family room as it is miserably hot outside. We have been having such hot weather, but what makes it rather unbearable is the humidity. We are spoiled southern Californian’s and do not do humidity, we just don’t! Haha, we melt and complain and wish this would all go away ASAP! Hopefully it will and then I can stop complaining. 😀

I feel badly for my little tiny garden. I try and keep it watered in this heat. I don’t mind if the bell peppers are done, I went ahead and picked what I could and will let them ripen more on the counter. I actually have a lot and am not sure what I am going to do with them all. Funny, I picked this veggie to grow as it’s not my favorite, I can eat them but I like tomatoes better. I can just cut up a tomato and eat it with a little salt sprinkled on it, but a bell pepper? I know I can chop it up and use in my salads, I’ll have to look up some recipes! 😀

There is one very green tomato. Not sure if it will ripen up as my tomato plant I thought was done but there are a lot of new sprouts on it so maybe I will get more tomatoes. We will see!

I love my honeysuckle. My hubby accidentally butchered one side of my honeysuckle plant. It is like a big bush and where he chopped it all off it has taken a long time to come back. It is finally coming around and starting to bloom. I asked him to not cut it any more and I will have to carefully prune it. It usually blooms in the summer, such a welcome beautiful blooming plant! The smell is so sweet, love me some honeysuckle!! ❤

It’s been so stinking hot that I was only able to trail ride once this last week. I only had one day I could get to the barn early at 8:30 am so we could try and beat the heat. My girlfriend and I rode and got these ponies some exercise and I will say by the time we got on it felt too hot, but it was under 90 degrees, just the humidity made it feel hotter. I suspect we won’t ride again until end of next week. The heat should subside soon, hopefully! (Trying not to complain too much!) 😀

Thanks for having coffee with me today. It has been a busy week with work and all the animals. I feel a bit drained because of this heat (I just can’t help myself, it does zap your energy – darn heat!) I also am covering for a vacation at work. My days off were last Monday and Tuesday, then I work Wednesday through this coming Monday. I am working this weekend, which means I need to wrap up this coffee share so I can get to bed! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I will stop by and have coffee with you if you are sharing and if not have a great week ahead!

Trying to stay cool!

~Diana ❤

My Tiny Garden is Growing Fast!

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I can’t believe how the pumpkins and cucumbers are taking off! They were started from seed and with little work they are flourishing. I am having a great time tending to my garden and I am able to water the roses in my garden which have been neglected through the years. It turns out roses need a lot of water, and so in watering them I’m rewarded with wonderful blooms, the roses are so very beautiful! Here are more photos of my tiny veggie garden, and a photo or two of my tea rose blooming. 😀

We have plans on a draught resistant front yard. You can see a blank slate beyond these roses where there was nice grass which over the years has died out. For now, we have palm trees, some rose bushes, and a few other plants growing near the house. And of course my tiny veggie garden. If I do well, I may expand it and do more. Hmm… maybe I will look into some winter veggies to grow. That would be fun too. I’ve never grown through the winter ending in the fall and then beginning again the next spring. I’m so enjoying gardening, I forgot how it makes you feel being outdoors, so alive puts a huge smile on my face and in my heart and getting down in the dirt and enjoying the sunshine or the weather what ever it may be on a given day!

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In this small container are my peas, bell peppers and my tomatoes. The peas and tomatoes are coming along but the bell peppers are slow and if they don’t grow, that’s okay, it is still fun to see everything sprout. I’m not giving up yet on the bell pepper’s, but they are growing very slowly right now. I also have a blueberry plant which I will be re-potting in its own container maybe with more blueberries. I haven’t decided yet, but this container I think is too small for the blueberry plant.

I’ve grown pumpkins and a lot of squash before. I’ve never grown cucumbers but figured they are similar. My men in my family are not fond of squash or zucchini so that’s why I chose the cucumber. And who doesn’t love pumpkins! I know my granddaughter will enjoy the pumpkins and I planted seeds that will grow white and orange pumpkins, can’t wait to see what we grow!! These photos are from last weekend and I took another photo today, three days later and you can see the pumpkins are growing, the vines are getting longer each day.  I have been watching and reading others with their gardens and it’s so much fun to see all the wonderful photos, I hope you enjoy my tiny garden! Thanks for visiting! ❤

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