Rain at Last

Yesterday it rained all day, seldom ceasing. The garden slowly flushed green. The rain tanks filled. The beans began to make fruit again. The cucumber plants perked up and tiny cucumbers appeared in the patch. Thank goodness for the rain. Attila will not have to spend long hours in the evening watering the garden, at… Continue reading Rain at Last

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Aesop’s Fables

The heat and humidity are back, the lull in garden harvesting and food preparation is also back. Today we went to the grocery store. In my life, this is now a very big event. I found some Ontario yellow peaches, and some Quebec Cortland apples that were less than half the price of all the… Continue reading Aesop’s Fables

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Drought

After a few lovely mild, sunny, breezy days, the heat returned without the humidity, which is better than with. We have had no rain for weeks, it is drought conditions. We can tell where there is grass in the yard, because it is dead. The indigenous weeds are still green, but now even their leaves… Continue reading Drought

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A Stinker!

It is stinking hot today! At 22C early this morning, about 7:00 a.m., it was still bearable out of doors, not pleasant with the high humidity, but bearable. We sat out with our morning coffee until about 9:00 a.m., when the temperature rose and it started to feel oppressive. Attila still took forays into the… Continue reading A Stinker!

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Ginger

It has been a very busy summer. At the beginning of July I had surgery, and that same week the fellows came to install the wood stove in the basement. The following week the new heat pump and electric furnace were installed, and the electrician did some temporary work to hold us over until the… Continue reading Ginger

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