Last year we got clobbered by the Pineapple Express. Maybe
this year we are getting clobbered by the Polar version
of it (there is a name for it too, but I forget and can't
If so, it means a lot of snow and ice. And Trout are safe
from me spoiling their dinner for a month or two. They
should know better. They are never safe from me!
Last time I was in Reno was in the eighties, also went to Lost Wages.
Nice people mostly but I don't gamble, never had enough money to throw
Had relatives in Reno and stopped by to visit on the way back to Saudi
Arabia. We always flew home and back to Saudi around the world. The
company paid the way so why not. Alas, no more excuse to go there
anymore, the relatives were the grandchildren of an uncle I never met
and we never visited them or them visit us again.
It hit 29F last night, Zucchini are all dead.
Curious. The cherry tomatoes and my pepper
seemed to have survived. My one lemon cucumber
seems sad, but it also seemed to survive.
My nasty hot, woody radishes and my goji berries
seemed to have enjoyed themselves.
Eat your heart out, it hit 91F again here in Texas.
Wife has been in the garden since day started, she's replenishing the
raised bed "dirt." Plus she's ticked off for some reason so me and the
dawg are hiding.
I use drug-free horse or family operated organic dairy cow dung
(fortunately, from sources of long acqaintance) + homebrew compost +
commercial alfalfa pellets. Pre-seed amendments are likely (but not
guaranteed) to be alfalfa pellets (yep: A damned True Believer), blood
meal (swine), bone meal (swine), a skoshe of epson salt + ferrous
sulfate (always a judgement call).
If it's really 90+ in greater Texas, put on your hard hat and big boy
boots and hobble Miz Wife to half-days.
You probably left the toilet seat up.
Try the following:
"Honey, I understand"
If that does not work
"Honey, you were right"
And, if THAT does not work
"You were right. I was Wrong. I am sorry I
argued the point with you"
And make her a cup of tea!
hope it is not heat stroke...
i used to acclimate to heat ok for the summers,
but not since living with AC and carrying extra 20lbs.
i was chipping away and losing a few here or there
this summer, i still might be, haven't checked lately.
i know i can now dig pretty well for a few hours and
work ok, but the heat eventually gets to be too much.
i'll be hiding inside for the next few days. 90+F
still in the forecast and i don't have enough left to
do outside other than heavy projects i don't want to
do yet. later in the week we'll be back to the 70s
and maybe 60s.
my knee needs a rest anyways. :)