2010年7月18日日曜日

productive patches in the day

Well, the rainy season is officially over.

And the weather followed orders and brought on the sunshine. It was 33 degrees today and bakingly sunny. It was 25 degrees by 7:00am and 26 degrees at 10:00pm so hot, hot, hot all day. Had a great morning with some friends who came over to pick blueberries, then decided I'd do some garden work as I had the whole day free. I was wearing a neck towel, a hat and a loose cotton shirt but after 1 1/2 hours controlling the bean shoots, pruning the tomatoes, weeding the leeks and picking peas I began to feel a bit ill. Ooooh Erghhhh. Think it was just a bit too hot and the only liquids I'd had was three cups of coffee. Went inside for a rest and was woken when my neighbour dropped in four hours later!! Wow. I don't nap so that was a bit of a shock. We decided to meet up at 5:30pm as it was still too hot to be out there. From 5:30 we dug over another patch of garden, laid more of the dreaded plastic and weeded all around. We planted the third crop of cucumbers, Korean lettuce, sunny lettuce, fennel, a third crop of edamame soy beans and some more baby beats. Looking forward to a fruitful (vegetable-ful?) Autumn!

We finished up in the dusk at 7:30pm. There was a refreshing breeze coming up, it was getting too dark to see and we'd got a lot done. So, even with a four hour nap in the middle of the day it was pretty productive all said and done.

4 件のコメント:

Melanie さんのコメント...

definitely way too hot to be outside let along gardening!!!!

Vicky さんのコメント...

You needed that rest! And 33 C is too hot to be out for long, particularly doing physical stuff! It is not that hot up here but your high pressure system has shoved the rainy season up here on top of us. Bleh! You can have it right back again.

achan さんのコメント...

wow 33C is hot for your place. I don't think we've even hit that yet!

The daytime siesta sounds wonderful-I just need to find a babysitter!!

We're off blueberry picking tommorrow for kindys summer ensoku!! Glad it will be all over by 11am

林柏毅林柏毅 さんのコメント...

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