I can’t believe how long it’s been since we had any substantial rain. Thank goodness we have the drip irrigation in the main garden and the raised beds:
For the first time in ages, the cucumbers are actually doing something, and will bear fruit:
Powder mold, squash beetles and other environmental factors have contributed to the lackluster performance over the last few years. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to make homemade pickles. That might be changing this year.
Of course, we’re still being supervised:
The nicest thing about this cat is that he wants 5-10 very intense minutes of your attention, and then he moves off to stalk birds or mice or just snooze a bit. We were commenting the other day about our luck in getting neighborhood cats that actually give us the time of day. Even better when they keep away the destructive pests.