Last night, before doing the evening watering, I did a couple of things to - hopefully! - distract the deer away. One of them went around the Montana Morado corn. The aluminum tins spin freely on the twine, so I hope they will do as distractions. We can add more distractions after a while, to … Continue reading Distractions
Just look at this big beast! This big cheesy creature! Cheddar has grown to be such a big, meaty, boy. 😉 I usually have several cats splashed across my bed, right where the breeze from my fan in the window hits. 😀 We're at 33C/91F right now, with a humidex of 35C/95F. Tomorrow, we're supposed … Continue reading The big cheese!
Once again, the real world made liars out of the forecasters. 😄 We were not supposed to break 30C today. I've been watching the weather radar as rain supposedly passed right over us. Out my window, it was bright and sunny. I headed out earlier with the animal repellent spray and used it around the … Continue reading I thought it was supposed to be cooler?
We managed to get a few things taken care of in the garden, once things started cooling down. But first, kittens! I wasn't able to get pictures of all four of them, but these two seem to be a bit braver. 🙂 I also saw Rosencrantz and her two babies. It looks like they are … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: first pea pods!
With the expected heat today, I headed out earlier to do my rounds, and stayed out to do extra watering with the hose fertilizer attachment. When I first went outside, at about 7:30am it was almost chilly. An hour later, the heat was already hitting. The above photo was taken between 8:30 and 9am. The … Continue reading Starting early
Okay, this is getting ridiculous! I don't think the needle on that thermometer can go any further. What do you think that's at? 65C/149F? Closer to 70C/158F? I don't think I've ever seen that thermometer get that high. Of course, the weather apps didn't show temperatures that high. One of them allows me to look … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: more firsts!
This is from a screen cap on my phone's weather app. Just before 3 in the afternoon, and we're at 35C/95F, and it feels like 38C/100F. At least, that's the data from the weather station this app is linked to. This is the thermometer outside a south facing window. Yeah. The thermometer is "only" labelled … Continue reading It’s a little hot out there…
Well, the heat wave is back! When I headed out to do my rounds this morning, it was already 26C/78F. When I grabbed the hose to use it briefly, before topping up the cats' water bowls, the water was almost hot! So I decided to water a bunch of things, using up the warmer water … Continue reading Another scorcher
Yesterday, things cooled down enough it was actually worth opening up my window. There is still a problem with that. The three amigos and their stuffed companion! For some reason, the cats really, really like to attack the bugs through this window screen. I try to keep on top of it, but they've managed to … Continue reading A little bit of progress
Our current heat wave continues. At 5pm, we reached 28C/82F with a humidex of 34C/93F, and we continue to get warnings for heat, flash floods and high water. Looking at the weather radar, however, it doesn't look like the storms will hit us. We'll be lucky to get rain. Usually, these systems come in from … Continue reading Coping with the heat: building a screen “door”