In the garden everything is very dry. I am letting the pond water level get lower. The plums in the tree above the pond are now over ripe and will be falling. I want to get the pond cleaned out after they fall. I pump out the water; saving the gold fish in a tub of clean water, and then scoop out the mud and debris.
We had a good feed of the plums with ice cream and gave some away. I still have frozen pureed plums from last year, so I did not do any this year. The purple plums are almost ready for eating. There are lots of grapes this year. The figs are getting bigger and will soon be ripening too. The apple tree is loaded with apples. We need rain.