Hot and dry here today.
We hit near 90 again.
No breeze. It was 95° on the back patio.
We have most of the new plants in the ground.
Watering VERY heavily.
Raw milk sale in or delivery to Ohio is illegal.
Raw milk cheese is legal but strictly regulated.
Sale of non-homogenized milk is strictly regulated too.
Some counties it's legal but they can't sell it over the county lines.
Can't imagine drinking raw milk now... though I did as a kid.
Cows are never a sanitary animal in the best conditions, let alone after running in a pasture.
Ric, ROTFL over the Smurf! Laughter is the best medicine next to sleep! Maybe I'm in DeNial.
Celia, a beautiful little rose! I've been meaning to start mini roses somewhere. I just love them.
Joey, glad we're all regrouping after a sad event. I sure missed you here! We bought McAfee with our new computers and haven't had a pproblem. It's caught a few things trying to get in. I hope you get it cleaned up! Oh Joey! I hope it heals ok. I am so sorry! Dang it anyway!! I love to see the insides of the iris! They are suprisingly pretty. I love the subtle color with the orange beard.
Kelli, Ellie Mae Clampett on the Beverly Hillbillies. We blame all culinary mistakes on her :o) Apparently the neighbors adopted the rose. It's a pretty one!
Marsue, reading your comments about the babies, I was imagining the squeaks and tiny noises they make. Orange is my favorite flower color this year and both of those made me feel good. Very pretty! And I love the orangy undertones of Stella too. I don't find them overused, but some people think so. I say they just don't look close enough! Gypsy is anice rose!
Bernie, DD raises a few chickens so we get fresh eggs. You sure can tell the age on store-bought if they peel easy. I've taken to poaching eggs I want to use in potato salad because it's impossible to not peel off a layer of white with the fresh. I'm glad the Market is going well! It's becoming the trend now to grow your own or at least buy home grown. I'm glad. I think the world needs to take a step back.
Joey, beige. Yep, that's different! I'm starting to get interested in the Gnu and Wildebeast streaking.
Bernie, thank you much for the new thread. I think I'm going to sit around this weekend and get over whatever I have.
Kelli, love the little yellow tree. I never knew artichokes were so pretty. I've never grown one. Cool! Wow, I wish I had that tree planted beside a redbud tree. What a combo that would make!
Laughing over the artie jokes!
Oh Joey, big boy haircut and adorable! He grew up overnight! I can't help but laugh. I'll bet that boot sticking out looks just like something to just push out of the way.
Well, it's 87° and getting hot. The mosquitos and gnats are out. I let DH mow MY yard yesterday, so you know I wasn't feeling good.
My final diagnosis is:
After we took the boys home yesterday, I crawled into bed for a nap. I can't sleep in the day unless I'm sick. Slept on the arm, so I pinpointed the pain to the outer elbow. I can feel the bones move when I twisted my arm. That explains not making the fist or lifting it. Both almost gone today. My sinus is the headache and it's barely there, but there. I took aspirin to keep it down and used the neti pot. I watered for my neighbor this morn and picked and froze spinach. I see bolting buds already. Dang. I froze the leftover spinach and asparagus, but Ball canning says use them in a couple of weeks or the flavor degrades. That's ok. That works for me.
DH is inventing a better pump handle because it's hard on his arm too. We have a short handle. He's heating and bending PCV pipe to fit over the handle and he just about has it. It aint purty, but neither am I when I can't do things :o)
We have a 20% chance of rain this afternoon and a better one tonight, Right now the rain is barely into NW Iowa.
DH grilled bacon wrapped pork loins. Oh, were they good!! Smart me had him do 6, so we have leftovers :o)
Ric, LOL! about needing glasses! LOL! But it's a beautiful piece! Red is such a rich color. :D
Sally, thanks about the Iris...I just wish I knew what it's name is. I think I heard once that the bulbs that were infected w/a certain virus had the streaks. I thought it was quite interesting. As far as JW pushing my boot out of the way...he's tripping over it! I tend to prop it up on the toe (I remind myself of a horse! LOL) when I'm in front of the sink or range & when he runs by, he trips. Do your GK's run everywhere? JW wears me out just watching him.
Kelli, There's nothing more beautiful than that Artichoke bloom! Wow! I have never seen that! Quite unique. :D
Celia, I'm interested in seeing those maroon Daisey's! Got pics? And that little baby is absolutely adorable! Precious! I know you & Darrell are so pleased/proud/excited! She is such a cutie petutie!
Well, going to go out & enjoy the heat! It's actually clouding up a little, which makes it a little more tolerable.
Grammy's little helper, but I can't let him near the water hose...or I get soaked & laughed at!
Ric, that color is fantastic! I wouldn't change a thing!
Joey, laughing over the ''horse leg.'' Yep, I can see him tripping over it now! My Grandkids don't stop. Try and wear them out. I chase, rassle, walk, give them rakes and shovels. Nothing! I did learn that if you teach little boys to dig in the garden, start in the middle or the dirt will be everywhere else. Best thing is let them dig for worms in the compost pile :o)
Little gardener is so cute. Just make sure to get squirted with the warm water that comes out of the hose first! Then run for the house!
We watered more this afternoon. DH's sister and husband stopped by so sitting was a must. Dad rode his bike up later, so sit some more. The bees are trying to drink from the birdbath and the pump. I poured fine sand in an old skillet and wet it down. I don't know if they will like it, but I don't want drowned bees in the birdbath.
It's 91° and we were lucky to cloud up most of the day.
Such a beautiful shed!
It's cloudy today, but warm, 80F. One more day before I leave to see my DGS!
I've already planted the rest of my seedlings in the garden which my neighbor will water while we're away. another friend will come for the pots I have inside and for feeding the fish in the tank.
My DD told me the milk is in the tank..yeah for Nicholas!LOL
I have strawberries rippening.
Can anyone guess how hot it is here already?? hahahahaha... we are in the 90's & it's goign to get to 106 by the weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am not going to enjoy this summer!!!!! DH & I have a butterfly field trip this Sat. so I hope that by the time we are there & done it's not too hot.. we go in the am & have usually had enough by noon. DH has a bad knee so after awhil it starts to bother him so that's when we leave.
We had a very short rain storm yesterday evening..the winds picked up pretty fast & fierce then it rained heavily, like hail, for about a 1/2 hr then the sun came out!! hahaha
Ah, Ric ~ I LOVE "The Little Rascals"...I rented all of them from Netflix and watched them again and still laughed. Gosh, how could you even remember what they said? (Well, I couldn't...LOL!)
Enrico - right?
Yesterday - High 75°, Low 40°...Today High 70° Partly cloudy off and on breezy. So it will be summer by the weekend...what happened to spring? We got snow in May and now the heat will arrive. My poor tomatoes are trying to adapt...some did not make it.
Nice day yesterday. Helped SIL get started on siding a wall of their house.
Watched MN Twins last night. They are getting into a groove now. Going to be hard to beat from here on. 3 Home Runs! Another good pitching performance.
Getting ready for market. I have some Strawberries to take today.
54.5 °F with 65º for the high.
Dew Point: 48 °F
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 29.92 in (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 2 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 3300 ft
Overcast 4500 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4269 ft
Kelli, I can't wait to see what color I like next year.
Love the flowers pictures!
Ric, love the suble shed. Wow! The hostas and bence are a nice peaceful picture. Thanks for the link. I sat there with my hand on my heart and tears in my eyes. Very moving.
Adina, beautiful berries! Dad brought some of his up on his birthday. Delicious! Safe trip!! I'm so happy for you!
Cindylove, I don't know how people deal with those temps. We get hot and humid here and I find each year I can't take the heat anymore. I hope you had a good butterfly sighting.
Ric and Robyn, I would be so proud of the shed!! It's wonderful!!
Celia, taking shots of the neighbors flowers, eh? Very pretty!
Evelyn, you had one of those disappointing Springs too. We had nice weather off and on. Then it was too cold, now it's too hot. We only get to keep windows open about a week anymore. Today we're closed up and the curtains closed. What are the deer waiting to nibble on?
Bernie, you got that right!!
Celia, I love the curled edges that make it look frosted.
I'm better today. I'm making myself better. I despise going to the Doctor!
It's going to get hot. We had wonderful thunder, lightning and a tiny bit of rain yesterday. Perfect for me to go lay down and try to catch up on lost sleep. I think I'm caught up now. If I can lose the headache, I'll be done with this. The arm is fine.
82* and sunny. I need to go out before it gets too hot. Our mosquitos seem to be dying off. I hardly got bit this morning picking spinach.
I used to watch the Little Rascals and loved them--haven't seen them in years and in spite of what some of you might think--No, I wasn't around when they came out originally! ROFLOL I like to watch old movies--much better than some of the trash that Hollywood calls "entertainment" today!
BP: glad you are better. I hate going to the doctor, too. I go to the cardiologist once a year--other than that, I have only been to the doctor 3 times in the last four years--twice for poison ivy and once for a, guess what?--sinus infection!!!! (It wouldn't go away despite all my positive thinking!)
It is just plain HOT, HOT, HOT around here--way too hot for June 1st--even for the south! and humid, too! ARRRRRGGGGGHHHHH! I hope this doesn't last all summer--maybe nature is just playing a horrible joke on us and plans to reward us in July and August with cooler than normal temps! LOL
I posted this on that other site but for those of you who don't go there, here is a bloom from Jacob Cline Monarda. I think this is one of my all-time favorites--I just am intrigued by the bloom on this plant!