Monday, August 31, 2009


Music: Baka Beyond — Ngombi


Lilwave said...

With a big smile on my face and a tear in my eye....thank you for that! You look good. Bravo on your cultivating skills.

Anonymous said...

Now that's a nice blog entry and nice compostin' too! And I must add that I'm quite fond of your Baka soundtrack too, but maybe I'm biased since I gave that cd to ya. :)

These garden topic entries, especially the ones with video of you really do add some of your positive essence to my day. That is quite appreciated since my visits are few and far between these days. I'm glad that you include these now and then to remind your e-visitors of your softer side, the yin to your yang, that doesn't emerge on the blog as often as it emerges in your daily life.


Yodood said...

Hi Lilwave, come visit.

Amber, It's the thorns in my daily life, even this far from the city, that make me blog at all. Although Lilwave didn't notice it, you know that garden is a graveyard this Texas drought summer.

Anonymous said...

The soil is and always has been a graveyard for the successful seasons and the not-so-much.

Considering this amazingly brutal summer, I think your garden is looking outstanding. I know that it's not producing squat, but the fact that you still have whole plants alive is impressive. That squash that I saw in the video has one more flush of fruit in it before winter I betcha....

With the cooler temperatures the last few days(only 95 degrees!)and with the inch of rain that we were fortunate enough to get Thursday, I see green popping up around my toes today and my soul is filled with hope.


Yodood said...

You saw squash?

I am going to harvest some okra and serranos before winter, and maybe some tangerines.

Anonymous said...

Yessir, I thought that I saw squash! but I just went back to watch it again and ah, it's the okra ;) The vid is kinda grainy, and because the plant is big-leafed and short my brain just instantly went to squash. Silly me.

And you know, I also have some peppers, some jalapenos putting on flowers now, so that's a testament to their tenacity.


Yodood said...

Yeah, that's a pretty good measure of the stunting and warping weird weather causes to growth when the okra, which should be about five feet tall at this point any other summer, get mistaken for squash.

Another reflection of this early incessant dry heat is the leaves which began falling into the pond beginning in early June (never starts until late September)whose rotting starved several fish for enough for oxygen 'til I figured it out and scooped out the bottom for the methane factory of sludge.

Anonymous said...

The trees are really struggling this year, unfortunately. A few weeks ago, I was surprised to see whole mature trees in Pease park snapped in half like twigs after a brief storm with high winds passed by. I was driving by moments after the storm and much of lamar was backed up from the numerous branches etc. in the road. I was shocked to see many of the trees there down, not branches, whole trees. Big oaks even. They were just so brittle. And tragically, that same storm did not have enough mercy to bring any significant rain with the winds. Only the top side of the branches were slightly damp, but the undersides, and the ground, were dry as a bone.

Mature trees started dying significantly this past spring and word among gardeners was: forget the lawn, and the garden this summer, focus on saving your trees. Maybe let a hose trickle slowly overnight on your tree that is dropping prematurely. It's not just a bad sign for the fish. It would be awful if a windy storm came along and decapitated it, right on top of your home...

Hugs & hope for h20

Jon said...

cool video... and i really enjoyed looking through your blog and your web site... quite a breath of fresh air... thanks for this

Yodood said...

Hi Jon,
thanks for the encouragement.
A short visit to yours found reason for more