Just thought all of you dear readers who have been suffering with the terribly unseasonable high heat and humidity would like to know that we have a frost warning out for tonight.
Yup, we're to cover anything that might be harmed by the rapidly dropping temperature which may produce a killing frost.
I'm betting the temperatures in most parts of Alaska (maybe even Siberia) have been warmer than ours so far this year.
The weather hasn't been good for our poor honey bees who have been valiantly trying to gather nectar and raise brood while wearing down vests and mittens.
Our new chicks would have been able to be safely moved out of the garage earlier (and we wouldn't have to deal with the - cough, cough - dust they're raising) if the weather was a little kinder and gentler.
Strangely enough, our strawberries are a smidge bit ahead of schedule. The saying is "a month from blossom to berry" and I noticed the first blossoms a few days ago. That would put the first berries ready end of June rather than the first week in July which is when the first tempting red ripe ones can be taste tested up here.
It continues to be a very strange, and for some of you gardeners heartbreaking, spring/summer season. One can't help but wonder how it will end. Hopefully with a little less drama than it's started.
the quotidian (12.11.17)
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