#SoCS ~ 7/31/21

That’s what I’m talking about. Yeah buddy. Start to my stay-cation. I’m also ready for another rebel rousing rendition of #SoCS where Linda writes and I copy paste Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is β€œthe last photo you took.” Take the last photo you snapped. What’s the first word that comes to mind when you look at it? That word is your prompt. Enjoy! Check out the link to the rules and ping back.

Here ya go … I don’t have a first word when I look at our bounty but I have a feeling of a novella coming on.

This snap was taken on July 30th, at 7:12 a.m. Central Standard Time (CST) in the year of our lord 2021.

Every morning I take a walk to check on MoMo and PoPo, bring up their paper, and other assorted tasks. They are hanging tough despite a variety of ailments. It’s the least I can do considering all they did for B and moi when we were starting out and the kids were younger. Turnabout is fair play and not in a negative way. We OWE them. We’d be remiss not to admit that. But everything we do is in the spirit of giving. If you don’t know me by now, I’m kind of a diva, queen, comma drama. Jilly doesn’t do anything Jilly doesn’t want to do. Fuck ’em she says. Dirty mouth? Clean it up! … the tagline for Orbit gum.

Anyway, where was I going with this? Glad it is stream where we roll with the flow.

After I check in, I wonder back down the lane between our properties and head straight into the garden. I get my pickin on. The harvest is about 15-20 tomatoes a day for at least the last three weeks. My math is fuzzy y’all maybe more than three weeks. B planted all the things in March. Usually our garden grows like this, yellow squash and zucchini are always first to come up, followed by cucumbers and tomatoes at the same time. We have jalapenos and chili pequin year round.

This year the tomatoes were late but worth the wait. We’ve been done with the cucumbers since end of May. We think the extra rain this year helped the tomatoes. Plus for the first time ever B started them from seed. Prior he bought tomato plants, decent size, and they came in quicker. Just now he tells me the seedlings took forever to get big enough. Hmmm. And here I thought he put the seeds right in the ground and the starter kit was material to go along with them to spur growth. But no, the starter kits were lil pods to start the plant from the seed. He kept them in his shed about a month. Well duh πŸ™„ Anyhoo, as I live and breathe. March 1 give or take a day, the tomato seedlings went in the ground.

We are fortunate y’all. The fruits of our labor. Growing groceries and all that noise. Not to be screwed with this time. If ya know, ya know.

And on that note, lemme let ya go. Lulu Belle and I are outta here or will be soon when the sun comes up, after I take my morning stroll.

As always, more to come.