On the homestead, the weather has been hot and wet, leading to mornings and evenings of heavy fog, and strange lighting. There's more than that even without us actively working on things, as life keeps moving whether you're watching or not.
As for what's going on right now, we've been harvesting from the bean plants, and have had remarkable production from the bush bean plants despite only having 3 of them growing. The pole beans are slower to produce, but have a huge number of flowers on them. Only some beans are currently on the pole beans, but I'm looking forward to seeing just how much production we get out of them in the long term. We were a bit surprised at just how productive the bush beans were, especially given how little work we've had to put into them. I'm considering focusing more on bush beans more in the future than pole beans. With pole beans we have to set up trellises, and make sure the beans are climbing what we want them to instead of the things we don't. With the bush beans we can just plant them where they won't impede what ever is in the bed with them, and they won't be impeded, and let them do their thing. As most of you probably know that will also have the added benefit of building the nitrogen in the soil, which many annual plants deplete. If we do this properly and co plant with tomato plants and the like, it should help keep the soil productive, while making double use of the area we have to plant in, without having to constantly dig more garden beds. Not having to do a lot of expansion will be good, since if this year has been any indication, children take a lot of energy.
Tomorrow I'm going to have more new photos than just the cover photo, and I look forward to seeing you then.