Greetings from New England where the flies as big as your hands, the humidity is at about 85% and the temps for the foreseeable future average in the mid 80’s.
There’s really no point in going outside to garden at this point so HEY, now’s the perfect time to work on all those projects I was stashing away for this winter because NO AMOUNT of ice cream will keep me cool at this point.
And for all of you who have air conditioning…. are you on AirBNB? If so, what are your current rates? Do you have any openings because I want to come and stay at your place until this heat wave passes. I used to balk at the handful of 80 degree days during the summer in the PNW…. who would have thought the summers here would be this warm? I mean, it’s like winter here 6 months out of the year?
In other news… Splash, our Blue Black Splash Ameraucana has gone broody.
Egg collecting has gotten a little tricky lately, but we’re still averaging 5 – 6 eggs a day which is nice.
No news on the turtle babies yet, but I hope they’re staying cool in their underground incubator.
And the squirrels. Just when we think we’ve out smarted them, they find the bird feeder again. I think this new spot though, in front of the garage might be safe.
The little herb garden I planted outside the kitchen window is doing well, even if it did take 3 plantings to get the basil seeds to come up. This is only the second time I’ve grown dill, but so far so good. Hopefully this time next year the perennial herbs like rosemary, lavender, sage and chives will be nicely established and I’ll only have to worry about spreading a few packets of seeds in the area.
A flower bed free of weeds…. is a beautiful thing. Thanks to Casoron, I haven’t had to pull a single weed this year. 🙂
Well, I haven’t had to pull a single weed in the flower beds that is. The vegetable garden is totally another story. 🙂 If only there was some wind I could get out there and take care of those rotten weeds! But with temps in the mid 80’s, and skeeters everywhere waiting to take chunks out of my skin, the weeding will just have to wait until we get a nice breezy day so I can tidy up in peace.
The squash plants though, they LOVE this hot and sticky weather.
Before you know it, I’l have an entire fence full of spinner gourds and mini pumpkins.
The humidity has done wonders for the coleus black-eyed Susan vines as well.
And the dogwoods, they’re finally in bloom!
Summer. It’s here, and in full swing. I wonder if I’m too old for a slip and slide?
Keep Cool and Garden On,
Have a wonderful weekend everyone,