What's going on here? We haven't had a killing frost yet. Matter of fact, our temperatures are rivaling those of a summer's day. Today is October 7th which means we're really pushing the growing season this year. (And me with a barren garden! Rats.)
My volunteer cherry tomato plants are still producing like there's no tomorrow and have enough green tomatoes on them to last until Christmas . . . but somehow I don't think we'll be lucky enough to go frost- free until then!
I never did look at what our thermometer on the south side of the house got up to today, but both Papa Pea and I were sweating while working outside. It must have been close to 80 at least. It was a strange sensation to have my jeans sticking to my legs again. I actually thought about going inside to change into shorts. But then I realized that just wouldn't be right on the 7th of October. Heck, there have been years when we've seen snowflakes by now.
With plenty of outside jobs still to do this fall, we'll not complain about a little perspiration activity or jeans being too warm. The longer we go without having to don two or three layers of clothing to be comfortable outside, the better.
So, I'm curious. How about all of you? Are your temperatures higher than normal this fall?
the quotidian (10.23.17)
4 hours ago