Another long dry summer. A mowing contractor is adding regular loads of grass clippings. Kali's heirloom tomatoes have been fantastic - we can't keep up with them. Interestingly they have very thick skins and the birds have left them alone. We peel them by dropping them in boiling water for 10 seconds. Had loads of acid free with basil and various dressings and buckets of the deepest red tomato soup we've ever seen. Thanks Kali! A local I met has saved me a black variety. My corn all dried up but what we got was so full of flavour. I miss my chickens and the fresh eggs. Butternut squash is nearly ready and we will have some citrus this year. I have saved 800 litres of bath water for emergency irrigation.

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