Tuesday, July 16, 2019

7/16/19
Before you judge someone make sure that you are perfect.

65 degrees, sunshine and a gentle west breeze.  Partly cloudy today with a brisk SW breeze, a high of 85 and a low of 65.  Scattered thunderstorms tomorrow, some showers tomorrow night. Forecasters still aren't in agreement on how likely we are to see one or how much rain.  Tomorrow's high will be 83 with a WWSW breeze, and a low of 58.  Sunny Thursday with an ENE breeze, a high of 81 and a low of 55.  Partly cloudy Friday with a brisk SWS breeze, a high of 85 and a low of 69.  Sunny Saturday with a high of 94, a stiff WNW breeze, and a low of 68.  PM showers Sunday with a NW breeze, a high of 87 and a low of 63.  PM thunderstorms Monday with a west breeze, a high of 82 and a low of 62. Scattered thunderstorms next Tuesday with a NW breeze, a high of 78 and a low of 60.  Partly cloudy next Wednesday and Thursday with highs of 80 and lows of 59.  Scattered thunderstorms Friday, July 26th with a high of 80.  Pleasant for the last weekend of July, scattered thunderstorms to end the month.
    Darel's day went well with us going to Corinth to water flowers, go to the bank, pick up prescriptions and on into to Bangor for more errands.
    The exciting news here is that the last patch of nettles is on the compost pile along with a few scattered ones i found.  Nettles can't be weed whacked, they will get revenge.  I cut each one by hand with care.  After they go on the compost pile i hunt for burdock to put on top of them to make sure no seeds mature.  there was a burdock in the strawberries that filled the tractor buck and then some.  Some of the root had been missed when it was dug out in the spring and it regrew with vengence.  I will have to keep after it.  Today heavy cardboard and hay will go on the nettle patches.
    The front part of the barn is full of hay so the flower boxes are all back in place.  Looked so nice when we drove in last night!!  Now to get other spots looking like that!  Always a work in progress.  Have a good day, Sally

Monday, July 15, 2019

7/15/19
It's called reading.  That's how you rewire the software of your brain.

Sunshine, sixty degrees, with a light SW breeze.  A hay drying day with sun, strong NW breezes and a high of 82 degrees.   Dropping to 60 degrees tonight with a WNW breeze.   Some clouds tomorrow with a brisk SW breeze, a high of 85 and a low of 66.  Thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon, scattered thunderstorms Wednesday night.A high of 87 Wednesday with a west breeze, a low of 62.  Forecasts for Thursday range from a 40% chance of showers to a heavy rain, depending on what is left of Barry.  Morning clouds Friday, afternoon sun.  A high of 85 with a south breeze and a low of of 69.  Sunny Saturday with a strong west breeze, a high of 91 and a low of 66.  Partly cloudy Sunday with a brisk WNW breeze, a high of 87 and a low of 62. Possible afternoon thunderstorms next Monday with a WNW breeze, a high of 82 and a low of 60.  Partly cloudy next Tuesday and Wednesday with WNW breezes, highs of 80 and lows of 60.  Scattered thunderstorms the next five days with highs about 79.
     Yesterday was pleasant with church in the morning.  after church we went to the Creamery.  Heather and Mike met us there with fresh vegetables for the stand.
     My day was quiet with a two hour nap after church.  I watered and planted flowers until evening when the mosquitos came out.  Then I came in and cleaned house. Darel didn't go hungry.  i fixed him lunch when we got home from church and came in to make supper.   I had hoped my watering would be limited to moving soaker hoses but the bright sun and lovely breeze nixed that idea.  This morning I have a soaker hose going on the flowers I planted.
     Happy to have this beautiful day to work on the todo list.  No black flies or noseeums, just mosquitos at dawn and dusk.  Hoping your day is good too, Sally

Sunday, July 14, 2019

7/14/19
ot once in the Bible does it say worry over to, stress over it, or figure it out.  Over and over it says trust God.

10 inch of rain during the night.  Dense fog, calm and 63 degrees.  Sun and clouds today with a stiff WNW breeze, a high of 80 and a low of 59 tonight.  Sunny tomorrow with strong NW breezes, a high of 82 and a low of 59.  Some clouds Tuesday with a brisk SW breeze, a high of 86 and a low of 65.  Thunderstorms likely Wednesday afternoon with a WSW breeze, a high of 89 and a low of 65.  Scattered thunderstorms Thursday with a light east breeze, a high of 80 and a low of 66.  Partly cloudy Friday with a SW breeze, a high of 87 and a low of 67.  Possible showers Saturday morning with a brisk west breeze, a high of 88 and a low of 67.  Sunny next Sunday with a brisk NW breeze, a high of 87 and a low of 63.  Partly cloudy the week of the 22ed with occasional showers and highs about 80.
     Darel had a pleasant day yesterday, spending a lot of time in his greenhouse chair and ending the day with a ride to the Creamery.
     More plants left for their forever homes yesterday.  A customer is happy and there is less to water!  Some flowers got planted in my flower bed, that made me happy too.  I switched the soaker hose to a different row every few hours, I'll be back to the cucumbers Tuesday.  Tomorrow is "water everything in pots" day.
     We're meeting Heather and Mike at the Creamery after church for vegetables to refil the stand.  I'm planning on some house cleaning then back to my flower gardens this afternoon.  I may have to do some watering, the sun is breaking through the fog.  Swallows are busy., the begging of another beautiful day,  i hope yours is too, Sally 

Saturday, July 13, 2019

7/13/19
Take a few minutes today to sit quietly and be thankful for all you have.

Clear, 64 degrees with a gentle west breeze.  A few clouds today with a light WNW breeze and a high of 85 with a low of 63 tonight. .  A 40% chance of a thunderstorm tonight and/or tomorrow morning.   Partly cloudy tomorrow afternoon with stiff NWN breezes, a high of 80 and a low of 58.  Sunny Monday with a stiff NW breeze, a high of 81 and a low of 59.  Partly cloudy Tuesday and Wednesday with a WSW breeze, highs in the upper eighties and lows in the mid sixties.  Scattered thunderstorms Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning.  A SW breeze Thursday with a high of 82 and a low of 66.  A WNW breeze Friday with high of 84 and a low of 65.  A brisk WNW breeze, Saturday with a high of 86 and a low of 65.  Sunny next Sunday and Monday with brisk NW breezes, highs in the eighties and lows of 62.  highs in the eighties the rest of the week with some showers and/or thunderstorms.
      Darel had a bad experience yesterday.  It is a noteworthy day when he uses the phone, he has a hard time understanding what is said.  There was a call from Sally Smith, he answered it thinking i needed something and was calling from one of the other phones. When he pushes 4 on his phone my cell phone rings.  he pushed four, I hurried in.  He was upset, I was going to lose my license and he couldn't understand why or what I was supposed to do to prevent it.  Even as he was telling me he realized it was a scam. The caller ID said my name and our number.  I was so angry, there seems to be nothing we can do to stop the scum from using our phones for their dirty work!  Other than that he had a pleasant day, ending it with the usual ride to the Creamery.
      The vegetable season has started.  Heather bought new potatoes and peas for the stand yesterday. We'll meet at the Creamery during the week to for fresh vegetables to refil the coolers.   I picked zucchini and yellow squash.   The bees were very busy pollinating the squash and cucumbers.  Some of them had found the newly planted cutting garden.  It isn't large but there will be a nice selection. of flowers.
      Lil Mike and Jordan put a couple of loads of wood in the garage.  Good to know that there will be wood all dry for next winter, i just don't like to think about next winter.  I'm enjoying summer.  Son Mike swept the garage floor.  Where we drive the truck in and out in all kinds of weather that is a big job.  I was very thankful Mike did it!
      We spent some time talking about next year's orders.  The first seed order is due the end of the month.  As is the soil order.  The supply order is due August 15th.  The season marches on whether we want ir to or not!
      So enjoy today, Sally

Friday, July 12, 2019

7/12l19
To start rethinking your life start thinking about what you are thinking about.

 .19 inch of rain overnight.  Fog, gentle SE breeze and 63 degrees,  Steady rain this morning, showers this afternoon.  A SE breeze today with a high of 70.  Fog and a low of 62 tonight. Partly cloudy tomorrow with a high of 86, a WNW breeze, and a low of 62 tomorrow night.  Partly cloudy Sunday with strong WNW breezes, a high of 79 and a low of 58.  Partly cloudy Monday with brisk NW breezes, a high of 81 and a low of 58.  Partly cloudy Tuesday with a brisk WSW breeze, a high of 85 and a low of 64. Mostly cloudy Wednesday with a brisk west breeze, a high of 87 and a low of 62.  Partly cloudy Thursday with a NW breeze, a high of 83 and a low of 62.  Scattered thunderstorms next Friday with a high of 83 and a low of 62.  Pleasant next weekend with a chance for an isolated thunderstorm Saturday, NW breezes, highs about 83 and lows about 63. Mostly pleasant the week of the 22ed with highs in the eighties.  A chance for a thunderstorm mid week.
     Darel spent quite a bit of time in his chair at the greenhouse, pleasant temperature and no bugs.  I put in a long day so instead of the Creamery we shared a take out seafood platter at Countryside.
     I wasn't happy with my buttercup squash plants but i thought once in the ground they would do ok.  All they did was act as a magnet for squash beetles.  I'm wishing I had planted my for sale plants instead.  Yesterday we planted flowers for cutting where they had been.  I'll have lots of squash but not much buttercup.  
   I cleaned out a patch of mustard and nettles, the nettles are buried in the compost pile.  We planted some amaranth in that spot, we'll mulch it good with cardboard and hay to smother any nettles that try to regrow.  One more nettle patch to go.  No nettles came up in the display area this year.  We are slowly winning the burdock nettle war.
    I cut down the dried tulip tops and weeded the tulip bed,  I'll plant zinnias and dahlias there this afternoon.  I have a hair appointment this morning.
    We're getting enough rain so I can run soaker hoses all day.  The gardens will be ready for the stretch of haying weather coming up.
    Lots of mosquitos this morning, perfect for the fledgling swallows.  Their swoops through the air aren't as graceful and efficient as their parents. 
    Think positive thoughts and have a good day, Sally

Thursday, July 11, 2019

7/11/19
4 things you can't get back:  The stone after it's thrown, the word after it's said, the occasion after it's missed, time after it's gone.

 Some clouds, calm, and 56 degree.  Mostly cloudy today with a stiff SSE breeze, a high of 74, and a low of 62 tonight with rain after midnight.  Rain tomorrow with a SE breeze, a high of 72 and a low of 64 tomorrow night with possible thundershowers and fog.  Partly cloudy Saturday with a west breeze, a high of 85 and a low of 63.  Sunny Sunday with a strong WNW breeze, a high of 80 and a low of 60.  Sunny Monday with a stiff NW breeze, a high of 83 and a low of 59.  Partly cloudy Tuesday with a brisk WSW breeze, a high of 87 and a low of 66..  PM thunderstorms Wednesday with a west breeze, a high of 87 and a low of 65.   Scattered thunderstorms next Thursday and Friday with NW breezes, highs about 85 and lows of 64.  Pleasant next weekend with NW breezes, highs of 87 and lows of 64.  Scattered thunderstorms to start the week of the 22ed. Pleasant days the rest of the week with temperatures in the eighties.
    Darel had a pleasant day, some of it spent in his chair at the greenhouse, some in the front room with the air conditioner.  Staying cool when the temperature is in the nineties is nice but boring.  He was ready to go to the Creamery in the evening..
    I weeded and watered yesterday.  After I did some hand watering I turned on the soaker hose under the cucumbers and weeded.  There are lots of little cucumbers.  We had summer squash for supper.  My poor David phlox that the woodchuck ate to the ground is coming back.  A shadow of its former glory but with TLC it will return.  It is surrounded by self seeded little verbena bonariensis plants.  That corner will be a late bloomer this year.  I'll put some cosmos in there today.  I cleaned the weeds and grass out along that wall so this afternoon before the rain I can plant cosmos, purple cone flowers and more verbena.  I'll have both blossoms and butterflies!
     Our barns are filling up, so are other peoples's barns.  Two loads of hay went to Hermon last night.  By noon all the hay that is down will be mowed away.  Then a few days break and more fields will be mowed.  The break will give me chance to plant my flowers and flowers for a cutting garden.  Even with lots of watering newly planted plants struggle with sun and ninety degrees.  It was in the mid nineties all day yesterday.  Godd for the hay, hard on the crew..  
     Have a good day, Sally

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

7/10/19
Practice the pause. When in doubt, pause.  When angry, pause.  When stressed, pause. When tired. pause. When you pause, pray.

Calm, some thin clouds, and 58 degrees. some clouds today with a high of 83 and a gentle north breeze.  Dropping to 57 tonight.  Mostly cloudy tomorrow with a gentle NE breeze, a high of 77 and a low of 63. Showers and thunderstorms Friday, ending early Friday night.  A south breeze with a high of 76 and a low of 62.  Partly cloudy Saturday, a WNW breeze, with a high of 86 and a low of 63.  Sunny Sunday with a brisk WNW breeze, a high of 81 and a low of 59.  Partly cloudy Monday with a WNW breeze, a high of 83 and a low of 60.  Partly cloudy Tuesday with a WSW breeze, a high of 85 and a low of 63.  PM thunderstorms next Wednesday with a WSW breeze, a high of 87 and a low of 65.  Partly cloudy next Thursday and Friday with WNW breezes, highs of 86 and lows of 64.  Possibly a shower or thunderstorm the weekend of the 20th and 21st with highs in the mid eighties.
     Darel had a pleasant day yesterday.  Even though it was hot he spent some tome in his greenhouse chair watching the haying.  Going to the Creamery last night was more interesting than watching them mow hay.
     I had a good doctor's appointment.  I was in the best shape I've been in since last summer.  Garden work agrees with me!  So I came home and did some more.  Bishop's weed moved in around the garden pond the summer Darel came home from the hospital.  I didn't eradicate it right then, I'm trying to get rid of it now.  I thought it had choked out the phlox but yesterday I found the phlox growing fine.  It just needed the weed  whacked down so it could grow.  Most of the day we all worked in the perennials, weeding the perennial pots and the walkways.  With Sally Jo haying Dakota, JR"S daughter is helping in the nursery.  She and Tammera took turns watering.  
     Some grass and burdock had grown up around the bee hives.  i went out early this morning and cleaned around them.  Bishop's weed, burdock, nettles, sweet Annie, we fight 'em all!
     JR's weed whacking.  Doug and some of the hay crew are loading hay for a delivery.  The TV just came on so Darel is ready for breakfast.  Time to start my day.  I'm expecting a good one and hope you are too.   Sally