Tosha - welcome, and thanks for following the blog!
It was a big week for harvests around here, but I assure you that future harvests won't even be the slightest bit comparable to this one. The reason, is of course due to the heat and bugs, and at least half of the the plants in the garden will be removed over the next week or so...Anyway, here's my harvest for the week.
The beans have been doing absolutely nothing lately, and i'll likely cut all of the vines where they protrude from the ground this week. I always like to let them completely dry onto the trellises, because it makes for easy removal during the winter.
The cucumbers are being damaged by melon worms and pickle worms, so i'll go ahead and get rid of them too. It's just a bad time for the garden right now, and the end is drawing near.
On a positive note, we've had a couple of good rain showers in the last few days that have almost filled the rain barrels up again. Some is being caught in buckets too, just to take full advantage of the rainfall.
The frame for the squirrel trap was constructed over the weekend, and all kinds of possibilities have surfaced for creating a door and trigger mechanism. I can already think of at least 3 different designs, but will try to decide which is best over the next few days.
Take care, and happy gardening!