–My little new apple tree was chomped by a deer again. Not so bad as the first time, but it seems I should take up hunting.
–A good apple harvest is coming in on the full grown apple trees. I am very happy. Estatic, maybe.
–Half of my corn produced, the second half I planted later hasn’t, and won’t. Part of the reason might be due to the fact I didn’t mulch or manure it. The corn I did harvest tasted great. The fact that I didn’t get more because of my own failed labor makes me feel bad.
–A good squash harvest is coming in.
–We’re getting tons of cucumbers, due to the plentiful rain. Talitha has been making batch after batch of dill pickles. We’ve been eating them almost as fast.
–Grape harvest is a bust, due to the rain, I think. All the concord grapes shriveled up–because of a fungus, maybe. My newer grape vines were attacked by Japanese beetles, but the beetles didn’t come until later in the summer, so I don’t think the damage was too serious.
–I still haven’t mowed the field or sharpened the chain saw.