It was shortly after 1 am and, as I was lying awake in bed, something I was seeing finally soaked through my heat-numbed brain. Lights. Flashing lights, out my north facing window. The sky was lighting up, over and over, hardly a break in between! Constant flashes of lightning. My West facing window was open, … Continue reading After a wild and crazy night!
The predicted thunderstorms did pass over us last night. Not the severest part of the system, but enough that we had quite the light show. More are expected today, though I think we will, once again, just get hit by the edges of the system. I had intended to actually *gasp* go to bed before … Continue reading An interesting night!
I missed my daily post yesterday. The day was pretty much a total write off! This is largely why... This screencap was taken shortly before 1pm. We were at 30C/86F with a humidex of 37C/98F, but we easily reached the expected high of 33C/91F and humidex of 39C/102F by the end of the afternoon. The … Continue reading Heat wave continues
Oy, what a day it's been! Our high of the day was reached at about 4:30 pm! 32C/89F, with the humidex putting us at 36C/97F. We're not going to be cooling down much, even overnight, either. At least there's a wind, and on the weather radar, it looks like we'll at least get some rain … Continue reading Growing things, wins and losses
The down side of using what clear weather we've had to keep on top of the mowing is, lots of other things aren't getting done. Today, we tackled one of those jobs (though I could easily have spent a couple of hours mowing). We worked on pruning the dead wood out of the crab apple … Continue reading Crab apple pruning
I found these in one of the squash beds this morning. Overnight, some mushrooms worked their way through the mulch and, from the looks of the stems in the background, exploded. 😀 The Re-Farmer
After the heat we've had for the past while, it actually got remarkably chilly last night. It was great! I had some concern about how it got for the kittens, but the basement is pretty good at remaining a constant temperature. This morning, I took one of the long boxes that held pieces of my … Continue reading Morning roundup, and I’m a tree!
One of the things I've been keeping an eye on has been the grape vine I accidentally cut, then hoped to root. It didn't make it. The rest of it seems to be doing just fine, though. Just look at those adorable baby grapes! 🙂 Things have cooled down quite a bit, after we got … Continue reading Didn’t Make It
Welcome to my “Recommended” series of posts. These will be weekly – for now – posts about resources and sites I have found over the past while that I found so excellent, I want to share them with you, my dear readers. 🙂 Whether or not I continue to post these, and how often they … Continue reading Recommended: Self Sufficient Me
So, I think this is a sign... For the first time since we cleaned and refilled this barometer, it has overflowed! As I write this, it's already 28C/82F and we've got weather alerts for heat and thunderstorms. Looking at the weather radar, it looks like we might actually get some rain. That would be nice! … Continue reading Feeling the heat, and fun stuff