The birdhouses are painted. I'm not quite finished with them as the bases haven't yet been attached, and they need a couple of coats of clear acrylic spray, but Frugal Girl wants pictures. I adore Frugal Girl, so here is a picture of the unfinished project just for her.
I'm not quite sure when the planned sunflower motif turned into forget-me-nots and daisies!
Today in the garden I finally pulled up the mildewy summer squash plants. How on earth can they call these a bush variety? One of them had a stem that was over ten feet long! I took a big butcher knife and hacked it into smaller pieces, then threw it in the composter while my neighbor, Pat, beat it into submission with a hoe. We got most of it into the bin. Hopefully it will wilt down enough to make room for the remainder tomorrow.
We had a frost warning for tonight! We never get frost before the middle/end of October! Not wanting to take a chance on frozen tomatoes, I picked all that were showing color. I brought nearly nine pounds of tomatoes in to ripen all over the kitchen. I got another nice picking of bush beans, and pulled the rest of the beets. I cut more than a pound of mesclun for the rabbit, and also discovered a half dozen decent sized carrots that he'll certainly enjoy....I wanted to eat them myself, but I resisted temptation, as Cookie needs them more than I.
The garden is beginning to look a bit bare, but I'm happy to be getting the veggies off the fence between me and the neighbors. As soon as it's all cleared out, the new 4-foot chain link fence will be put in. That will be such a nice backdrop for tomatoes and cucumbers next year.