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Pulled the melons.

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Radar makes it look like more rain in Rochester. I know first hand it rained in Bugtussle because I just came from there. The dust is still flying on my road.

Was a real toad drowner..04" in Bugtussle & .02" at the ranch.
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Probably getting around a milk pail full of tomatoes per day now. Cukes were pretty much a bust. Maybe they got overrun by the pumpkins and gourds. 
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.2 here so far....   saying more coming... 
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Radar makes it look like more rain in Rochester. I know first hand it rained in Bugtussle because I just came from there. The dust is still flying on my road.

Was a real toad drowner..04" in Bugtussle & .02" at the ranch.
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Radar makes it look like more rain in Rochester. I know first hand it rained in Bugtussle because I just came from there. The dust is still flying on my road.

Was a real toad drowner..04" in Bugtussle & .02" at the ranch.
Turn up gauge right side up!
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 Only  .1" here, maybe. :scratch: :sad: Smokey as all get out now too!
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Oh oh. Another batch just slid by a couple miles to the north. Probably too late for the crops here anyway. If the weather terrorists are close to being right about what is coming it might be good that we've had zilch so far.

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It's rumbling here now, radar looks like we will get hit real soon.
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Tore out the 1st planting of string beans last nite and tossed them over the fence to the sheep. Tilled up the area quick & broadcast seeded the fall greens into it along with another package of white globe radishes I'd forgotten about. One nice thing about fall seeding is the weeds aren't near the issue they are the rest of the year. Snap peas are moving along as are the earlier seeded radishes. The one variety of string beans (Top Crop) was flowering like mad the other day so suspect we'll be overrun by them shortly. The Tendergreens will need to be looked at tonite. Looks like the cukes may start to slow down as the flowers aren't near as prolific as they were just a few days ago. The bees also slow down when it gets into Sept. Fine by me. We've given away tons of cukes but there are plenty in the fridge to last a while yet.     
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Tore out the 1st planting of string beans last nite and tossed them over the fence to the sheep. 

 :happy1:  Best thing to do wid 'em. Those poor sheep.....!  🐑

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Sayin' below average harvest here this year....up go the $$$$$$


https://kttc.com/2021/08/26/farmers-expect-a-below-average-harvest/

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Tomatoes have been decent this year. Lately I've been having a problem with the dang grasshoppers munching on them. They seem to like my Black Cherry and Giant Belgium the best. Overall my biggest winner has been the Brandyboy. It's a hybrid that is suppose to have the fine taste of a Brandywine. I don't plant many hybrids but this one I will plant again next year.
Been a super year for peppers. Pepperpalooza is set for Sept. 1st.

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Peppers like it got.Had my best luck in 5 gal pails on the deck, where they really got hot. I'd water and mist 'em twice a day. These last ones got 62 green bells off of 2 plants... :shocked:

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I like to grill the bananas with bratwurst.

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I actually dried most of those, and some of my jalepenos in my dehydrator, then ran them thru my food processor. Used 'em in my chili and sauces. Tip: Do not dry  cayenne and jalepenos in a fan drier inside the house....  :cry:  whooo

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When I make hot pepper sauce the house is almost uninhabitable for a few days.

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.75 inches here so far. More to come the next day or 2. Making Pasta sauce the last few days. 10 quarts so far. I'm using mainly my paste tomatoes. Giving away the big ones I don't eat off the dinner plate.

Lots of ripe melons the last 2 weeks. !8 pound yellow watermelon the biggest. Grand kids are devouring the cantaloupe, Galia melons and Santa Claus melons.

Sweet corn every other day. American Dream the latest one. Grand kids were selling it for $5 a dozen. Doesn't last long. A yellow variety called Vision up next.

Have put out Hornet traps.... they are into everything sweet.
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Ken, what do use for bait in the wasp traps?? I simply use the hummingbird juice I make up.
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Glenn share beer!!  not even with it in the trap!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Glenn share beer!!  not even with it in the trap!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: ya got that right.......... :rotflmao:

never thought of using that........ must be boobers busch lite!!!!! :doah: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: i know soda pop works too!!!!!!!!!
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Some little critters starting chewing on the pumpkins mice?  At any rate today we picked the pumpkins and gourds.  I also picked a pail of tomatoes.

This would represent about what can be picked each day.  So far none have gone to waste.  Friends neighbors
and relatives are flush with tomatoes.  :rotflmao:


Nothing too big but enough pumpkins to go around.


No shortage of gourds.  Eight 5 gallon pails and I sure I missed some. 
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that's a whole lot of gourds!!!!  along with all the other goodies!!! 
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I never understood planting gourds? :scratch: other than decorations, what are they used for? Think there kinda cool though.
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I believe you are correct glenn57.  Simply for decoration.  Not unlike pumpkins, at least mine.
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Glenn share beer!!  not even with it in the trap!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: ya got that right.......... :rotflmao:

never thought of using that........ must be boobers busch lite!!!!! :doah: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: i know soda pop works too!!!!!!!!!

I have used both pop and beer. Beer beats pop hands down. Besides I drink sugar free pop. Gotta have sugar in it to attract them.
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when we camped we used both. we'd take a 20 oz pop bottle, cut the top off, add pop or beer then put that top back in upside down. worked great, they could crawl in but not out!!!!!
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yup.....that is exactly what I did. 2 had quite a few in it and 1 was almost full of hornets. Still to many in my crab apples. Now starting to move over to fall raspberries. Have to put up a Shepard's Hook with a trap hanging from it next to them.
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so deadeye, those pumpins.....is there a certain variety that you plant for the cooking aspect of it???? my wife got some once from her friend, dont remember if she tried actually using it or not, but we ended up tossing it.  :scratch: :scratch:
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