It has actually rained a few times this year, and comparatively it feels like living in an oasis. My vegetable garden is just pathetic, so I have largely abonded it to experiment with other planting sites around the yard that have 1) fresh dirt from the farm or 2) less exposure to the intense sun and wind. So far, direct seeding in these areas has been encouraging. Time will tell.
Herbs have been doing well despite the drought - Italian parsley, rosemary, oregano, sweet basil, holy basil (Thanks, Candy!), sage and some kind of mint.
Here are some recent pics. So what do the Swinging Singles do on Friday nights?
Cool off our feet, watch the grass grow, and take pictures of the dogs...
Trigger the Digger who came from the pound in Breckenridge, TX. Poor boy, he'd been at the pound for five months! He needed a home, and I needed a good dog - we both lucked out!!
Huddy Girl is 12 or 13, but she just keeps on keepin' on. I think Trig has livened her up some since she's taken to chewing up stuff, just like a pup. I thought he would learn from her, but I think she's learning from him!!
The hillbilly fountain is still going strong and is accented with Four O'Clocks growing next to it. Four O'Clocks are easy to grow from seed and have fragrant yellow and pink flowers that open in the evening. In Lubbock, they need some afternoon and evening shade to perform well.