That's it. That's all we got! That's all we'll probably get. After the 20+ tomato plants we planted. After all the beans, lettuce, herbs, peppers (green, mixed, jalapeno, banana), raspberries, blackberries, etc. ... that's all we got! This summer was not a good gardening summer. We have had terribly dry weather, resulting in dead grass (in July!) and dead plants everywhere. Because rain has not been happening here (until the past 2 weeks when we've had four storms, but much too late in the season to be beneficial), we have been advised to conserve water. Early on we watered our garden before the drought hit. Then we just hoped for the best. I guess this is "the best." It's pitiful.
I can't blame it entirely on the drought, though. Certain little sneaky critters have found their way into my herb garden (and flower beds) eating my plants down to their roots. I'm not even sure what kinds of critters are doing this because I have never seen them. Only the nibble marks they left behind in the early days. Now I can't even tell what I had planted where.
On a lighter note, I finally finished and mailed the Fat Quarter Challenge grand prize to Karyn. She received it yesterday. I guess it's a good thing we're friends, because she excused my inexcusable tardiness. The problem was that Lori and I had picked a different prize for the winner. But, Karyn already has one. Then we had to decide what we could send her that she couldn't make (or hasn't made) herself. Voila! An apron.
The apron is made from Alexander Henry's Picnic print (I think -- I started this apron a long time ago). Sorry, again, Karyn that it took forever.