I was up around Toronto yesterday morning and I am happy to report that the vegetation in that area is looking downright lush again. Here in the Kingston area, I think we must have had significantly less precipitation to carry us through. There has been rain, as a matter of fact, it is raining today. Even so, I think this is too late, we have lost a lot of forest here and I also think that it is way too late for most farmers because the root system is dead on so much. The balance of need was not met.
We have a few red tomatoes in the THO garden but sadly this is because they are dry rotted on the bottom. The Zero mile diet has been 99% flop. I know I will find that the balance here was also thrown off, it will have been an expensive year at THO when I finally do the books this fall.
I am lucky that I have more than one option still and am really pretty happy that I put in a back up garden in Hamilton and this is doing really well. I have had a number of meals from there already and also I have frozen one huge bag of tomatoes and my potatoes and herbs look really great. While I was there I put away some Niagara freestone peaches too. I think I will reap a lot of food from Hamilton considering particularly that I have only about 30 square feet of space to grow in at the house. Still, I feel terrible for my farming friends in this area whose books will be red with the loss.
Back here at THO, here is some rain on what is left of the ant tree. I would like to put a bird bath up on that post, one with a drain, so I am hoping I can find something which fits here easily. I am in town now to post this and also to get two 2×4 boards for a small project. I will write about what I am doing when it is accomplished.