It is overcast this morning but no rain so far. It is very iffy for us to get any. At least the clouds help with the temperature.
Helpmeet did the cow and calves this morning which was very nice because I was able to get out in the garden early.
I finally got turnips planted and am watering them as I type.
I harvested the okra again and two tomatoes. I found three more tomato horn worms. What voracious things they are!
My piggy back eggplant must be the hybrid eggplant 'Fairy Tale'. Mine isn't quite as striped as the catalog pictures and I see I picked some a little too short. They recommend two to four inches. Mine fall within that range but it seems four would be a better length. I plan to cook some for lunch and will let you know what we think.
The dwarf plant is hanging full,
God love okra. It thrives in this hot, dry weather. The tomatoes are almost non-existent. I finally found one for lunch and it has a bad spot on one side.
I tackled a few cleaning projects in the kitchen. The glass insets in the cabinet doors were past time of cleaning so I did them. My kitchen sink window is always bad so I did both the inside and the outside. I finally got smart and just hid a step stool behind a bush under the window so I can clean without dragging one from wherever I might have to go to find it.
I had to order a new washing machine yesterday......I have been waiting for the other shoe to drop after having all the farm machinery repairs. I told DH something in the house would quit .... and it did. The machine has been a workhorse for us for over 10 years. DH does laundry daily. He may have a nervous breakdown without a machine until Thursday or Friday! I just ordered sight unseen another stripped down model Whirlpool. I had the serviceman tell me the minimum to have on it. They tried to talk me into a Whirlpool owned brand that they had on the floor....repairman shook his head "NO" when I repeated that aloud. Whirlpool is the brand I try to stick with on washers and dryers and DW until I don't. Then I am always unhappy.
Early the next morning
We ended up with a very light shower and the the sun came out and it got pretty hot again.
Cooked the new eggplant. I thought it had a bitter whang. Of course, with our weather no plant will be its normal self. I don't think I will grow it again. I still can't find where I ordered the seeds....maybe a stray from Pine Tree?