Saturday, June 20, 2009

It's Summer!

Summertime may just have arrived in the North Woods.

Although we'd never bet the farm on the accuracy of this thermometer (it's made of slate which probably absorbs the heat, right?), looks like it's registering right at 90 degrees at mid day. It's on the south side of the house, but is in dappled sunshine because of a very large birch tree that provides some shade on that side of the house most of the day.

The thermometer that is on the north side of our house where it gets absolutely no sunshine at any time (and we're fairly sure is very accurate in its readings), read 80.2 degrees at the same time.

We've got a friend camping on the property for the weekend and when he came home last night about 9:30, we invited him in for some kombucha and conversation. It was chilly enough in the house at that time that Roy made a small fire in the wood stove so we could enjoy the flames and warmth while we chatted. At chore time this morning, it was still cool enough for a sweatshirt. Then about 8 a.m., a wind started blowing and brought this very warm weather right to us.

You just never know what you're going to get up here. But I'm not worried about my newly planted bean seeds rotting in the ground today.


  1. Congratulations Mama Pea -- you finally broke the 70 degree mark!

  2. Ruthie - Not only broke the 70 degree mark, but it's stayed HOT and humid since then! Feast or famine!