I was minding my own business, sitting here trying to post and BLAM! there goes a transformer! That happens a lot around here...no electricity till the DEMCO guys get over here...I wandered to the front of the house and Will says..."It's the transformer by the pond - I saw the squirrel fall out!" This is not a joke.
In other news, we are slowly but surely finishing renovations on the bedroom, and in the meantime the farm has taken a big neglect hit. But I did manage to weed a bed along a fenceline that I so carefully planted with perrenial herbs this spring - not everything made it, but I do have a beautiful row of ox-eyed daisies and a couple of good stands of bergamot and some questionable looking hyssop...but its been so dry (notwithstanding the Tropical Storm Lee) that it was easy to weed.
The moonflowers on the fence behind this bed have been miraculously strong; I don't know why. It's a shame that they always bloom after everything else is over for the season, and I always seem to plant them in a place far away from my daily activities in the early fall-
You can see from the picture in the heading of this blog that the satsumas are coming in - it's so hard to leave them on the vine, although if you do, they get sweeter...the bushes are loaded this year, after a no-satsuma year last time around...many meyer lemons also, but those aren't ready until Christmas!...and the cats lay around in the early fall coolness...what a relief for them.