We had a day of drizzle yesterday although none of the heavy downpours or high winds that were forecast arrived, but it gave us an excuse to have a rest in the afternoon and watch a film. We never do this so it was a wee treat.
And it's amazing what a bit of rain can do for the veggie garden! The courgettes are growing so fast now that every day I throw a couple of gigantic ones in for the chickens. They absolutely love them. After a slow start the yellow, goldrush, have grown like triffids. I think three courgette plants is simply too many and next year I'll got back to having just two, one yellow and one green.
Here's something I'm dead pleased to see ~ aubergine/eggplant flowers. Growing these from seed means they are always going to take a while to get started, but this year they seem to be doing really well. I planted four, so hopefully we'll get a lot. See the spikes! No much wonder they really hurt.
I grew these for fun, but they've done incredibly well. They're 'yard long' beans. I think they also get called snake beans? They are unbelievably long - as long as my arm and still growing. They also have very pretty flowers
Unless the wind blows these all off, I think we're going to have an absolutely huge apple harvest this year. We've got several apple trees.
Same goes for plums. It's always a race between us and the parrots as to who gets them first - we've learned to pick them a few days early and let them ripen ~ that way we get the lions share of the crop!