ShawnAnn, Joy, and Ann - welcome, and thanks for following the blog! Woo Hoo!
Ok.....I don't have any pictures today, because I have been extremely busy. The workload each day is really heavy, and it's usually 8:30pm before I even enter the house each evening. Sorry for not replying to all of the comments, but I just don't have the time right now. (Boo!!!!!) I'll tell ya a little bit of everything going on right now.....
The shed is coming along nicely, although pretty slow. Since a chance of rain is predicted everyday for the next 5 days - the OSB will have to wait another week.
Garden - I picked the crookneck squash today (the one that granny's had her eye on) hee hee. Another should be ready in a couple of days. Speaking of squash....I found more squashbugs, and that brings the total to 10 so far. Just for the fun of it, I'm gonna install a "squashbug total" on the sidebar. Oh!!! I forgot about the sidebar.....I guess you kinda figured out that it was working again.
The corn is still doing great, and tiny ears should begin forming this week.
One of the watermelon vines is almost to the top of it's 5 ft. tall trellis, and little female flowers have begun to emerge. Yay! Pumpkin seedlings have emerged, as well.
The tomatoes are still setting fruit, although the foliage is still looking like something that a person might use rolling papers for....ha! I've kinda been so busy building the shed, that it took 30 gallons of water to fill the reservoirs on 4 earthtainers today. OOPS!
ShawnAnn, I sprinkled about a tablespoon of epsom salt at the base of each tomato plant, and then it came a really big rain. That's how I applied it.
Tiny green beans have started forming, and most of the vines have reached their 6 ft. limit. I hope they produce well, but the dang japanese beetles really like the leaves!
Speaking of japanese beetles....they're still doing some damage to the grapes, even after I sprayed the vines with some really harsh insecticides. Stupid bugs......I'm thinking of putting some row covers on them next year.
Speaking of bugs (ain't it funny how one topic flows directly into another?), the eggs on one of the apple trees (the ones I've been watching for 2-3 weeks) finally hatched, and was some kind of fly. I killed them all, but will still identify them for future reference.
Aphids have finally showed up on the corn, and I must've counted 10 ladybugs on the plants. I'll probably let them eradicate the aphids for me, especially since 4 of them were doing their freaky little mating thing. It's pretty funny!
That's about all I can think of for now...take care, and happy gardening!