Finally, we had the first rains since June, and two days in a row. Just under an inch both days, and the ground soaked it up like a sponge. I was about to toss in the towel on the veggie garden and just start preparing for fall, but with the rains, we might get a second wind and a few more weeks of harvest before fall preparations begin.
On the ornamental side, the Phoenix palm seeds from Kumar in India has sprung forth with life. I have 4 little palms. We'll see if I can keep these alive. I have a pretty sad track record with palm seedlings, no doubt, due to the lack of a greenhouse.
My two little survivor egg chickens returned home this week. A rooster and a hen, and they are two young beauties. I can't wait to see them grow up. The kids that hatched and raised them named the rooster Napoleon. So, of course I had to name hen Pauline, in honor of the real Napoleon's sister, and the exisitng Barred Rock hen, Josephine.