HOT! We've been experiencing temperatures very unusual for us. The thermometer in the shade has been hitting the high 80s which means it's got to be well into the 90s anywhere in the sun.
HOT! We had roof work planned for yesterday, but it didn't feel even safe to be on a sizzling roof in these temperatures.
HOT! I was out early yesterday morning harvesting the first of the shell peas. With these abnormally high temps, I'm crossing my fingers it won't be detrimental to the whole pea crop.
HOT! There was an early morning heavy dew on the strawberries so I waited as long as I could to pick them. (Supposedly handling the plants when wet can cause mold.) Processing the berries and peas in the (relatively) cool house wasn't too bad.
HOT! The garden, although growing by leaps and bounds, looks wilty. No amount of watering with the hose does much good right now.
HOT! My main freezer desperately needs to be defrosted and organized before I add more of this year's harvest to it. Why-oh-why wasn't I bright enough to get this done before this heat hit us?
HOT! I stripped the bed, washed sheets and the light summer blanket, got them out on the lines . . . and they dried in about 8-1/2 minutes!
HOT! My body doesn't sweat easily. In this weather I have been positively dripping. Both Papa Pea and I have been trying to work as much as we can outside, but reach a point about mid-afternoon when we have to say "uncle" and give it up except for the animal chores such as watering, again and again, that must be done.
HOT! Just too hot for us when we're used to a "hot spell" of maybe three or four days that might reach 80 degrees each summer!
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