What's Happening Today - 2019 Edition


#702

How do they taste? For some reason they just look like they would taste even better than red raspberries! They sure are pretty.

@Poorwolf Greg, its funny you mentioned Japanese Beetles. Yesterday I saw my very first one- on their very favorite tree which is sweet cherry. Grapes is a close second once they get started. Upon seeing that evil bug yesterday, I had the same thought as you- the war has begun. And it is a hard fight here. The only good thing I can say is that here its only about 2 months.

@hoosierbanana OK, I’ll be the dumb guy who asks…what on earth is that thing?? Looks like maybe some kind of prehistoric label maker/stamper???


#703

It is an aluminum tape embosser, last patent date cast into the base is 1905, but they still make a version.

https://www.rooversonline.com/

The other thing looks like a tape dispenser, but it has a brush with a well for paint or oil or something.


#704

Midnight Marvel Hibiscus blooming…JCS_0396 JCS_0397 JCS_0399


#705

How beautiful…


#706

Wow, very beautiful!


#707


Here is the same Meeker raspberry yesterday and today:



#708

These are more sweeter and pleasant as compared to red ones.


#709

My breba figs on my big tree are ripening.


#710

Deer managed to jump my fen e and steel most of my williams pride and all of my scarlet crush apples. Im so pissed off.


#711

So sorry, David. Could not believe this happened to you!!!


#712

Sorry to hear this. Got get a gun and shoot that damn deer


#713

Deer fence needs to be 7’ tall and pinned down to the ground too or they will crawl under it. I know your frustrations they’ve got my trees too. Right now I don’t have any deer pressure, but once the fawns are bigger they’ll be causing havoc on anything they can get into. If they can get their nose under a fence they will try forcing their body through so bewear.


#714

Closing on my house is July 10. Hopefully will be in France by Sept. slipped and fell on my marble steps into my orchard the other morning. Finally out of the ER yesterday. Slid on the green slime after the rain. Frightening. Am in incredible pain and back home. No breaks just horribly bruised. Dialed 911 while looking at the sky. I could not move or get up. Hopefully this is now the end of not fun things happening.


#715

Aw… Mrs.G…hope you feel better soon. No fun way to start the summer…


#716

@mrsg47, hope you feel better soon!


#717

Ooh, no! Hope you feel better soon


#718

I’m hoping you have a speedy recovery Mrs. G. :blush:


#719

Ouch! I hope your better soon. My deck gets slimy like that. I need to power wash it. It’s been raining so much. It’s in the shade at ground level where mine is slippery.


#720

France sounds like a wonderful thing to look forwards to.bb


#721

So sorry for your troubles. The south of France will be sunny, bright, and less slimy. I think you’ll be up to your eyeballs in superb fruit and colorful flowers.