We headed up north.
We passed a beautiful sunflower field on the way.
Crop report; the fields all look pretty good, the grain is almost ready to harvest. The beans and sugar beets all look great and the corn is making cobs and kernels.
I gave all of Jen’s new plantings the once over…they look pretty good. She is not pleased with one of her gardens…the one I suggested that she plant Coleus in. She is right…they are not doing well. Coleus do not like that spot it must be too warm in the late afternoon.
Only a couple of the plants are doing reasonably well. She likes her gardens full and lush and the Coleus garden is not meeting her expectations. She says she is just going to plant Hydrangeas there next year. They are replacing all the windows and getting new siding..so I imagine all her flowers near the house will suffer a bit.
Jen hosted a birthday party for her husband Andy, he turns 40 this week. Supper was a BBQ beef brisket, some of the best potato salad this side of the Rockies, Texas caviar, vegetables, dips, chips and birthday cupcakes. We left before the singin’ and dancin’ part of the party started and we were back home before dark…yes, we are getting old. I remember when my Grandparents said “We like to be home before dark” I wondered did they think they would turn into pumpkins at dark or what?? …now I understand.