We're continuing to have our cool, very wet weather. And the projected forecast, as far as they are projecting, is for more of the same.
These are the facts, folks. I'm not just whining. Here it is nearly halfway into July, and the temps are still dropping down into the 40s overnight.
Truth to tell, I'm kinda surprised things are doing as well as they are in the garden. (The weeds, of course, being super-adaptable, are growing like . . . weeds.)
The plants in the garden do look lush and green . . . or it might be mold, I'm not sure. But they're not really growing as they should. Kinda just sitting there. Waiting for some warmth and sunshine.
At least the impatiens in my window boxes are doing exceedingly well, non-sun worshipers that they are.
The plants in the two pumpkin hills in the pumpkin patch are no bigger than the weeds alongside. (Pretty pathetic, huh.) 'Tis definitely not a good growing season for squash or pumpkins. (Bird bath has stayed nice and full though.)
The continual (at least it seems that way) rain is sure putting a crimp in our wood working. Let alone the fact that the wood we do have already in the wood shed isn't doing much drying without sun and warm summer breezes.
Besides our wood supply, there are many things (like the re-roofing job . . . ugh) we could/would/should be doing outside, but the weather simply isn't cooperating.
We've had to find something constructive to do inside (which, believe me, wasn't too hard) so we've been using the time to build shelves in the basement. Years ago, we purchased some (supposedly) heavy-duty plastic shelving units, but have been really dissatisfied with them. Or maybe we just try to store items on them that are too heavy. You would think they could withstand the weight of cans of paint, jugs of motor oil, boxes of plumbing supplies (okay, maybe those are a bit hefty) and such, but they haven't.
Well, these sturdy wooden shelves we're putting up now will do the job!
It snowed, snowed, snowed all winter and now it's raining, raining, raining all summer. I know everyone around here is hoping our real summer weather has got to start soon. If it doesn't -- well, gee -- we won't have a chance to grump and grouch about any uncomfortable heat at all this year!
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