Someone in our neighborhood is shooting off a gun EVERY SINGLE DAY. They start up late afternoon and it goes on for at least an hour, sometimes more. We live in the county and they are free to shoot on their property. Is it target practice or are they shooting ground squirrels every day? I don't know. What I do know, is that my dogs are having an awful time with it. Especially Zoey. She has never done well around loud noises, especially guns. She gets nervous, hides in the house, pants, won't eat her dinner, and would crawl up into my lap if I'd let her. I sit outside with them, pet them, stay calm, reassure them that it's okay, but none of that really matters. Last evening the shooting stopped and they both finally relaxed enough to fall asleep while I sat outside with them. Fifteen minutes later....Bang Bang!! Back into the house they went. Ugh.
So what else is going on? My tomato plants didn't do very well this year. It was the first year I've planted tomatoes and we had them in pots in a full sun location. I got a couple dozen which were all from one plant. The other plant flowered a lot but never produced fruit. *shrugs* Anyway, the tomatoes were absolutely delicious and I wish I could have them all year long. Seriously, so delicious. Next year we will change things a little because I think our hot wind may have taken a toll on the plants.
Do you plant a Fall/Winter garden? I know, if you live in a cold climate you aren't able to do that. We can plant some things here in California but I'm not sure it's anything I will enjoy that much. Still, I do enjoy growing some food and I see why people get hooked on eating what they've grown. The only thing we have left are the Asian Pears. They are beginning to ripen and I'm eating one every day. The tree is still very young so the fruit is small, but pretty tasty.
It's still cooler with morning fog. The days have been so enjoyable that it makes me feel like I should be outside all the time. The dogs would like that. If only I could stop the neighbor, whoever they are, from shooting the gun. Zach says, "Mama, please make it stop."
The dog days of Summer? I don't know about that.