:: Our weather has been WONDERFUL. Also very, very fall-like. Never getting more than into the lower 70s these days, but perfect for any outside work.
:: Haven't had any appreciable rain in about three weeks. Things are starting to dry out because of the lovely breezes we've had. I'm having to water the garden, but it will take a good, soaking, natural rain to encourage crops to mature.
:: We've been involved in a roofing project that we hadn't planned on which is causing havoc with both the financial budget and the time budget. Roofing is a physically taxing, dirty job.
:: We're both having a little trouble getting a good night's rest because of sore knees, sore backs and pesky leg cramps. We're taking all the recommended supplements for keeping cramps at bay, but I'm sure it's just the strained muscles that are complaining. (Better to wear out than to rust out??)
:: As we continue to try to squeeze in our wood working, we are so appreciative of this cooler weather. In a normal year, wood working in August would be so hot as to be nearly unbearable.
:: Our blueberries and raspberries are ripe for the picking every other day now. Oh, how I do love fresh picked raspberries in a bowl with a mixture of cream and milk. Papa Pea would say the same about blueberries.
:: This cooler weather that feels so much like fall has me itching to get into my quilt room. The funny thing is that at night when I have an hour or two before bedtime, I'm so pooped I don't even feel like quilting. Now that's sad!
:: It's so rare that I am dressed in anything but old, sloppy, nearly worn out, gardening and outside work clothes these days. When my dear husband's clothes get to looking bad, he chooses not to wear them any longer. Not so with his anything but glamorous, fashion-conscious wife. I kinda feel sorry for him having to look at me every day.
:: The shell peas and beans in the garden are acting like contrary teenagers and are refusing to grow because I'm looking at them so much. I have beets I could pull and process for the freezer but I want to defrost and clean out the freezers before I do that. And I keep waiting for a rainy day for that project. I should probably just do it, and then it would be done. (How's that for a profound statement?)
:: Even though many indicators are pointing to an early start to the fall season for us here in northern Minnesota, I'm still hoping it will be a long one. It's such a beautiful time of year no matter how you choose to spend it.
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