Apologies first to those of you that I've not gotten back to in a timely manner in regard to one thing or another. We were without electricity for much of the day today due to the on-going remodeling and so, of course, I had no computer availability even if I could have squeaked in here once or twice during the day. Then we got caught up in a lively debate (argument?) of the pros and cons as to whether or not we should add to our time, trouble and expense this summer to remove the part of the roof that has a slight visual sag in it. It's in a spot where I doubt anyone notices it but us and hours after the discussion I still shudder to think of the agony that little job would have added to the work load this summer. So now I'm scrambling to catch up while falling asleep in my chair.
'Twas a go-go kinda day without much let up. But that's okay 'cause it's all in the name of progress.
I did have time this afternoon to slip out for about an hour to get some annual flowers stuck in the flower beds and thin my radishes.
This is a shot taken before I thinned them. Not bad germination for seeds purchased in 2006, huh? I never throw away seeds unless I can't get any more germination from them. The above are three different varieties: Easter Egg, French Breakfast and Cherry Belle, all five year old seeds.
After having a couple of days of extraordinarily high temps and humidity, today was down right . . . chilly. I worked outside in a zipped up sweatshirt over my t-shirt. The main reason I dashed outside and did what I could when I had a few spare minutes was because the wind was blowing with gusto and I though it would keep the bugs away. And it did for the most part. I only got one mosquito bite, right in the center of the palm of my right hand. How does one get bit on their palm? Beats me, but I saw the bugger do it. However, he did not live to tell about it. Muuwahahaha!
Minneapolis/St. Paul is about 350 miles south of us and they are in the midst of a recording breaking June heat wave. Their temps have been over 100 degrees for several days running. Ridiculous. I'll take my hooded sweatshirt and leaded boots to keep me from being blown away any day.
Our temperature is 52 right now at almost 8:30 p.m. and Papa Pea just told me he heard we're supposed to go down to 38 degrees over night. This is why we don't have a heckuva lot of luck growing tomatoes and corn but root crops thrive up here.
Here's to a good day comin' up tomorrow!