prepared to plead my case). They dropped whatever they were doing at that very instant and came and filled both of our tanks to the top. Then, disaster struck and they couldn’t leave for over an hour. Of course, I waited with them and took that time to offer them fresh strawberries and cherries and then turned to weeding the fence line. Little Jaden even visited from across the street and they let him sit in the driver’s seat. I’d send them some fresh produce in a few weeks, but they made it clear to me that they have no clue how to cook anything from scratch. Maybe I’ll drop off a berry pie . . . . I'll more publicly thank them once I know that it won't get them into trouble . . .
As I left last night, Jaden’s father, Kevin, asked if he could buy us another fruit tree because the kids like them so much. Sure, I said (if you dig the hole to plant it). When he asked about another peach tree, I suggested that he speak with Barb and Frank because those go in the Block Watch lot. We could use one more sour cherry tree, or, truth be told, I’d like to have a plum tree (because I hear that they are also low maintenance and I like the fruit).
hotter summer this year than last year (which, I will admit, isn’t saying much because last year was cool and wet). Our anticipated precipitation is likely to be the same as usual (i.e., less than last year). That is not a good combination. I will have to quickly get some bales of straw to the Garden. Our current supply of water is likely to last only two weeks. I now wish that I had started some Sioux tomatoes because they are bred for hot and dry summers. Oh well. I have a few such tomatoes in my collections, so I’ll get by. I may have to train my gardeners about cheap irrigation techniques (many of which I used during the 2012 drought) so that we can make our tanks last an extra week between rainfalls. . . . . .