I had a whirlwind weekend. Drove from Maryland to PA, dropped off the children with Grandma, then drove to Western NY to witness my cousin get married in a lovely service.
We just returned home and I saw my tomato vines heavy with fruits! The birds and squirrels had a shot at about 4 of them, but I definitely came out with quite a number of the red ones. I picked a few near ripe ones to finish their ripening away from the free loaders. I’ve found if you clip them with the vine still on them, they ripen up just fine inside a paper sack.
See also my latest wine project. I put in the last sugar gallon and another gallon of water so that it can settle into the end of the secondary fermentation. I’m hoping for a nice strong table wine with vinous quality and drinkability. This is an improvement on a previous years recipe where I’d omitted raisins from the batch. I won’t make that mistake again.
The beans, zucchini and cucumbers I planted on Thursday have made quite a lot of progress in four days. The fall planting is just as much fun as the spring I’m finding. It’s great to live in a place with such an extended growing season. We could use a little rain though.