my hat is off to the farmers of America. They must be hardy inside and out to deal with disappointment they face regularly.
Ok……………….so remember in one of my posts where I mentioned my tomato leaves looking a bit thick and different? My initial thought was some kind of bug, but no……it was the beginning of early blight. Never having had blight in my garden before I missed the early signs and sadly lost my entire crop of tomatoes. The unusually wet and cool summer had a lot to do with it, but next year I will make some big changes in my tomato beds starting with landscape fabric to keep the dirt backsplash to a minimum….it’s a learning process this gardening.
I wasn’t going to post about the tomato loss…..I figured the rest of the garden was doing well and I was fortunate for at least that…..and I hated to admit defeat.
………that was until this weekend and the next defeat or “fail” as my Wii raised children like to say happened.
This weekend the weather was the most perfect it has been all summer. Temps in the upper 70’s, sunny, no humidity and a warm wind. Well that wind really picked up Friday night ……a lot. I mean ALOT!
The picture above…………………..shows you what that wind did to my corn. Absolutely flattened it! Holy crapola!
Ken was away visiting family in Pennsylvania this weekend so I didn’t have his shoulder to cry on or his extra arms to help me tie the stalks back up. Yep, I was feeling sorry for myself indeedy! Ok………..so it’s not the end of the world when you are a hobby gardener but I was pretty sad about it all the same.
I’ll tell you straight up I couldn’t even look at the garden. Instead I turned to what I feel I do best….and makes me feel the best when I am finished. I pulled out the dye pot to play with a new yarn I just got in. (Kashmir will be it’s name)
I was feeling a bit sad and lonely, missing Ken and missing my grrlfriends, so the colorway that I knew which would make me smile the most was of course Tupelo Honey.
This colorway always makes me think of the sisterhood of the hive…..it’s a warm and fuzzy colorway.
I am really happy with this new yarn! It’s incredibly soft and cushy, perfect for socks, shawls or scarves. I will be dyeing up a bunch this week and plan to have some up in the shop by the end of the week. :)
So that in a nutshell is how my weekend went. The garden stuff was wildly disappointing, but I can honestly say that with each one of these set backs I have learned SO much about how I will do things differently next year. As a society today we are incredibly fortunate to have the resources from the internet right at our fingertips.
Oh………….and my beans are doing pretty darn good!
Onward we go and hopefully still smiling……………. :)