Monday, May 15, 2017

Bubba's Bumper Crop...

In case you missed it, last Saturday, with the help of my daughter-in-law Emily, I did my 1st ever Facebook live video.   I introduced you to my tomato plant Bubba, who has grown to nearly 6 feet tall.  My Saturday count had 19 tomatoes on him, but today’s recount now is up to 22!  My guess is I have another 2 weeks to go before the first group starts to redden and then  I can see if they are any good.  So far, all is well appearance wise.  I’ll keep you posted.   About the time I get my first tomato (2 weeks) is the beginning of the 2017 hurricane season.   Really don’t have any feeling as to what kind of season it’ll be as most forecasts are calling for slightly below normal in the number of storms…but does that really tell you much?   I’m just hoping for another weak to moderate El Nino developing producing enough wind shear to keep storms away from us.  Of course as we get closer to June, the big weather question is…”when is our first 90 degree day coming”?    Historically it’s around the last week of May or the first week of June.  So far it’s been a really comfortable Spring with nights dipping into the 50s & 60s.   It really hasn’t felt awful yet, but you know it’s only a matter of time.   Last night I was enjoying sitting outside with my adult beverage until the termites started swarming about 8:30 pm.    It’s that time of the year.  Stay tuned!

2 comments:

Robear said...

Speaking of Termites.... Has ANYONE ELSE noticed how B I G they are this year? I have lived here in South Louisiana my entire 50 yrs of life, and have NEVER seen termites as HUGE as I am seeing over here in Slidell this year!!!! They are a good 2 inches long with wingspans that look like small dragonflys almost!!! ANYONE ELSE seeing them this big as they are here on the Northshore?!?!

Damien Frazier said...

Yes