Summer Sucesses


| 8/26/2016 10:37:00 AM


Tags: Gardening, sweet corn, garden project, tomato harvest, Nebraska Dave,

Summer is waning and the sounds of the locusts can be clearly heard in the cool of the evening. Because of the rains in August, the foliage is still green and lush; weeds are still fighting for control in the gardens; and garden/yard cleanup has begun. Two loads of fence line trees have been hauled away to the company that take brush and makes mulch out of it. It costs $10 a pickup load to dump, and $20 a pickup load for hardwood mulch.

July was a great month. The sweet corn fortress was a great success.

Nebraska Dave eating corn

One-hundred and sixty prime ears of corn and forty-five second ears were harvested. I ate corn, corn, and more corn. After four years of total devastation by the raccoons, it was sweet  to be able to eat as much as I wanted and even give some away. I thought about throwing the cobs over the fence just to say, "In your face, Rocky Raccoon." Instead, I threw some of the second ears over the fence for them to eat. I just couldn't be that mean to them. After all, I did invade their land.

July was a month of more construction.




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