Afraid I haven't done a whole lot that is self sufficient this week. We have changed to the summer work hours and I always have a hard time adjusting (I would so much rather have my mornings off). Plus it is just incredibly hot here lately. Yesterday it was 99 degrees, today our high was supposed to be 97 and tomorrow we are cooling down to 94. Not to mention that this is Georgia-- it's humid and the pollen is terrible. I am also still coughing and sneezing and once it gets started it is hard to stop.
Anyway, in the gardening news. Something is still trying to eat all the plants despite the Sevens dust. It just goes after the ones that I miss. It seems to not like the peas (which are dying in the heat) or the squash though the peppers, beans, tomatoes and cucumbers are fair game.
The plums on the plum tree ripened but it is not producing real well this year. I believe I will give it a good pruning this fall and get some compost put in around the base and maybe some fertilizer.
No amount of heat stops the ducks, quail and bantams from laying. I have more eggs than I can possibly use and have left the ducks a nest and fed a bunch of eggs to the dog as well.
This weekend will be a 3 day weekend and I am really hoping to get some more things done.