Jeepers!! It doesn't seem that long ago since I was planting. We had a lousy season. Even my dill didn't want to grow, what with the heat and lack of rain, not to mention the fact that I wasn't capable of weeding. I have lots and lots of tomatoes, though, so I'll be doing a lot of canning in the next few weeks. We haven't been able to grow cucumbers for several years now because of that nasty Colorado cucumber beetle. One of my friends has lots, though, so I have a batch of nine day pickles on the go. A lot of my gladiolus didn't even make the effort to produce leaves and those that did show no signs of blooming. I hope the bulbs are viable.
I'm worried that there won't be many veggies for display at our fall fair. I generally enter every category, just to make sure visitors have lots to look at. I may have some tomatoes, onions, potatoes, winter squash and gourds to enter, but I can't be certain. The fair's still several weeks away - September 21st, 22nd and 23rd. I'm too lazy to enter canned fruits and veggies. Entries must be in pint jars. When I can and pickle, I use quart jars or larger. Sometimes I enter pies, but the apple crop has been very poor this year. I don't know if I'll be able to get my favourite varieties for baking. I may have some fancywork finished in time to enter, but I'm not as motivated as I ought to be.
Aug 19, 2012 | 3:39 AM PST
We are going thru the exact same thing here,so its a crap shoot. All the plants are doing weird things,and it certainly makes things interesting for sure.Hope you have something you can enter,dont give up!Next year will be totally different.
Aug 20, 2012 | 6:29 PM PST
I love the Fair....just enjoy getting to see folks I haven't seen since last year. And I love funnel cakes...just walk around and visit. Would love to see any project you have....blessings.
Aug 22, 2012 | 7:02 PM PST
Visiting with friends I haven't seen in ages is my favourite part of our fair, Reba. I've never had a funnel cake. I need to check that out on the net. I work hard at trying to keep our fair viable. It's an important event in this little village.