We're having what looks to be a day of thunderstorms passing through our area. Steady drizzle has been coming down since we got up. Every now and then we hear thunder rolling around in the sky above us, then we get a heavy downpour of rain for several minutes.
Papa Pea went over to our neighbors' place a couple of hours ago. He and D are working up and planting out a small meadow there with what we hope will be good browse for the deer in our area. The guys got caught in a couple of the downpours but kept working until getting to a good stopping spot.
After coming back home and changing out of his soaked duds, he remembered he's been wanting to spread some wood ashes under our fruit trees for several days now and during this wet period would be a perfect time.
So back out he went (between bursts of the heavy rain) to do the job. I have a feeling when he comes back in there will be an extra cup of strong coffee enjoyed this morning. The outside temp is only 46°, and it's 68° in here so I've finally started a small fire in the kitchen wood stove to help keep away the dampness. There's a pot of chicken soup with dumplings on the stove which helps chirk up the atmosphere, too.
If we can stop thinking of outside jobs to be done (duh), looks like it will be a comfy, cozy day inside. We aren't minding the rain at all, but jeepers, could we use some consistently warm weather about now.
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