Sunday, June 24, 2012

Heating Up, Day One

A spill of thyme in bloom in May.
Sunday: Day 1: At noon today the temperature had already hit 100 degrees F. This is the first day of what looks like a long, hot week. The coolest high forecast for the week is 96 degrees tomorrow. Slight chance of storms Friday and Saturday... slight chance. And we thought 90 to 95 was hot. It's not even July yet. Maybe July and August will be cooler than normal. We can hope. My dad says it's possible. You don't get to be an almost-90-year-old farmer with a pessimistic attitude. I'll just take it a day at a time and be thankful that our water tanks are full again. I will spend even more time watering things this week.

The peaches keep getting more and more color. Maybe this week they will be ready. I am already into the elderberry picking season, which usually doesn't start until late July or early August. The heat probably will mean the red raspberries will go into a holding pattern. Just got to wait it out.

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