One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Friday, July 6, 2012

Hot Days

It's another 100°F day here today.  No rain either.  We got a five second spritz yesterday, and we are hurting for rain, and a cooling off period.  Watering the garden(s) takes most of my morning.


The heat is making outdoor work difficult.  I really need to weed all the gardens, but watering by hand isn't enough to soften the soil.  Yet, despite lack of rain, the garden is producing many tomatoes now.


It makes you wonder how difficult it was for the pioneers to grow gardens. 

5 comments:

simplicityinthemaking said...

You have to think too the pioneers had a lot more wooded area, meaning bugs to deal with. Not just the heat. I am always amazed when I read about what they did.

simplicityinthemaking said...

You have to think too the pioneers had a lot more wooded area, meaning bugs to deal with. Not just the heat. I am always amazed when I read about what they did.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Watering the garden here has become quite the job here.
Thankfully, I think we're going to be getting some relief in the garden...maybe a rest period. We've got tomatoes and okra still coming and then we'll be done til fall.

I use all my dishwater in my gardens...
but like you said... someone has to carry it out there.

Pat

nancy said...

I think they probably had less lush gardens, and maybe less variety. They'd probably grow reliable producers... but back breaking still....

Candy C. said...

It does make you wonder how they did it...