The weather was beautiful- sunny and low 70's and after all the rain we had, it was the perfect day for some serious weeding. No pictures here- it was an embarassing amount of weeding! Over the summer, the end of the barnyard where we had planted our small fruits (blueberries, currants and raspberries) had become quite overgrown. Yes, there were lambsquarters plants bigger than I've EVER seen them, with 3 inch trunks near the ground, and lots of smartweed and nightshade. Well, they're there no more. We pulled and weeded and discovered that our plants have fared pretty well, all things considered. We also weeded the asparagus my parents brought for us.
We've now got huge piles of weeds that I'll need to move but it looks so much better. I've got a few more tasks for her to make up for her 'oops' but nothing this bad. Actually, we had a good time doing it. The weeds pulled easily since the ground was so soft and we had a great talk. It was also just nice to be out in the sunshine.
I canned another 10 quarts of tomato sauce last night but I don't know how many we're going to get from here on out. All this rain and cool temps has set mold and mildew rampant in the garden and in the damp, slightly shady corner of the garden all the vines are dying. Not a pretty sight. I'm really hoping that some sunshine and dry weather will save the rest of the garden but I'm not going to hold my breath at this point. With the crazy weather we've been having, anything is possible. We've had the wettest August on record, following the coolest July on record. What a year!