Here is more of the land update I started a week ago:
We received more than 3 inches of rain one afternoon and evening last week which was much appreciated, even though it came with hot humid weather and thunderstorms.
Garden: The garden looked so clean and nice only a couple weeks ago and is now suddenly full of weeds. I've been trying to spend extra time cleaning it up.. Between the quack grass, pigweed, lambsquarters, and a couple other weed varieties are some nice vegetables, although the dry weather has also limited some production.
After some weeding, the beets, carrots, broccoli, cabbages, and brussel sprouts are looking really good, as do the tomatos although I never did get them staked. The green beans are a little light in yield and although I usually plant a row every two weeks to ensure beans for the market all summer; I stopped after the third planting this year as it was just too dry and the previous two plantings hadn't even germinated well. I've also harvested a couple eggplants as well as bushels of summer squash. The potatoes have finished flowering and are turning brown and done, I suspect their yield will also be down as I think the drought had them mature a little early before they reached maximum production.
The pumpkins and squash didn't have a great germination rate, but were looking healthy and nice a month ago but weeds are taking over that patch. I'll target that as the next "to be cleaned up" area.
We have three days of sunny weather predicted so our neighbor, Jim, cut hay on Friday and if it all dries properly we'll be busy stacking it on Sunday afternoon.
Have a blessed sabbath tomorrow, haying or not!
First photo: Best trail camera photo of the past week.
Second photo: The newly weeded carrots in the center, potatoes on the left, and beets and tomatoes on the right.