Great photo. Thanks for the tip on the Horizon Orange peppers, I'll give them a try next year.
Dan, the only problem I have with Horizon Orange is that they seem to be slow ripening. I got several early on, but haven't had a ripe one in the past couple of weeks. Red Marconi, on the other hand, has been non-stop with sweet, red, ripe peppers. I'll send you some seeds. They aren't as thick walled as the bells, but they are very dependable and delicious.
How adorable. I hope you are looking forward to fall and a more relaxing time. You spend so much time on your garden, have you figured out what you will be doing this winter now that you are staying put?
Daphne, it's hard to believe she'll be 5 years old next month, isn't it? It seems like just yesterday she was just a baby. She came to stay with me for the day yesterday, and we played Barbie dolls and did "homework" from a preschool book, pounded on the piano and made (and ate) cinnamon rolls. I was worn out by the time she left, and she fell asleep in the car two blocks from our house, so I'd say the visit was successful. She went home and told her Dad she had a great time at Grandma's house!I think I will be doing some interior painting this winter. I'd like to have my bedroom carpet replaced, change colors and that bathroom needs a complete update. The kitchen and bathroom cupboards could use a good cleaning out. I can downsize on a lot of the kitchen stuff. I'll also drag out the stationary bike and try to keep my "skinny" jeans fitting me!
You are a great grandma! What a contrast to the story I heard from a student in our school. She hates going to grandma's because grandma makes her sit in the guest room and read books. Then grandma would not buy pizza for her but make her egg sandwiches instead. I tried telling her egg sandwiches are yummy and that grandma must love her very much to make them for her, but she wasn't convinced! :-(
Oh, that's so sad. Alicyn says I'm her "best grandma", and insists her other grandma is her "step-grandmother". She lives nearby, but has no interest in her grandchildren, probably sees them once or twice a year. I'd hate to be her :-(It is telling, though, that she told her mother "Grandma played with me all day, and she didn't even go out to her garden even once!"
Good bye Summer.
What a beautiful picture! I have a five year old, myself, and it's such a perfect age (don't tell my eleven year old I said that). My son loves to spend the day "hanging out" with me in the garden. He will plant a seed or two, pick a few veggies, then spend the rest of the time making a race car track or runway out of my garden paths. It always makes a mess, but I wouldn't trade it for the world. I'm lucky that my parents live within 20 minutes of my house and my in laws live in the neighboring subdivision and both take a great interest in the lives of my children. My in laws take each of my kids one day a week and my Dad was my babysitter for my daughter when I worked 50 hours a week in an office (before starting my own business). I can't wait to have grandchildren even though I have a long way to go till then.
Jen, I have no doubt the reason I had such an abundant bean harvest this year is because they were planted by a four year old! They didn't dare not grow well!I am anxiously awaiting the birth of a new great-granddaughter! When I'm no longer needed for garden duty, I'll have a new wee one to spoil all winter!