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The weather has finally cooled down at the Red Dog Estate. The scorching temperatures took their toll on the Roses and other plants. The Hydrangeas are very toasted (I’ve decided that between the heat and frost they are not suitable for the garden). While Maggie explored the front forty with Sally, I looked around and found a few plants making a valient effort to recover their beauty.

I decided to have another go at turning the old Plum tree stump into a fire pit. They say California is the land of fruits and nuts. There are many orchards that supply the nation but I believe that the greatest concentration is in the State Capital. The politicians have all but banned wood burning fireplaces and stoves, but anyone can go down to the hardware store and buy a fire pit for the patio. 😐 So I have split the remaining stump and enjoying my fire pit on the last days of summer. A happy day at the Red Dog Estate.