My computer died last week. The screen went blank and a little wisp of smoke came out of a corner of the laptop, never a good sign. The machine was 4 years old and attempting a repair was pointless, certain to cost much more than its worth. So I bought a basic laptop. It's taken days to get the thing working for me, downloading programs, learning my way around Windows 8 (not a fan), and getting updates installed. One thing I like about this computer is the improved battery performance. It will run on battery power for hours and hours, unlike the old one.
Even though it's late September the garden is producing well. The Fortex pole beans are once again pumping out foot long beans like they did in July and August, almost. The squash plant that replaced the first one makes a new squash once or twice a week. This is what I picked last Thursday.
Most of the bean production comes from the pole beans, but the patches of Provider and Roma II bush beans are giving me some beans. Those are the last tomatoes. The tomato plants this year were hit hard by leaf blight. The plants were taken out and the cages dismantled. Tomatoes and cucumbers are finished for the year.
Shade from the woods to the south is creeping closer every day and the duration of sunlight on the garden is diminishing quickly. I'll get fresh goodies for a few more weeks before it ends. I picked just over 3 pounds of beans last week and 27 pounds for the year, most of them from a single row of pole beans.