Wednesday, June 3, 2020

6/3/20
There are times when all you can do is bow your head and pray for this country.

 Last night’s forecasted showers dried up before they got here.  Calm cloudy and 50 degrees now.  40% chance of showers late afternoon, a light SSW breeze, and a high of 64.  50% chance of showers tonight with a low of 47.  Sunny tomorrow with a strong WSW breeze, a high of 77 and a low of 51.  Partly cloudy Friday with a stiff SW breeze and a high of 84.  Scattered thundershowers Friday night with a low of 60. Scattered thunderstorms Saturday with a stiff west breeze and a high of 77.  Clearing Saturday night with a low of 50.  Sunny Sunday with a stiff west breeze, a high of 70, a low of 49.  Sunny Monday with a strong NNW breeze, a high of 72 and a low of 47.  Sunny Tuesday with a brisk NW breeze, a high of 72 and a low of 49.  Partly cloudy next Wednesday with a brisk SW breeze, a high of 71 and a low of 52. Partly cloudy next Thursday with a stiff south breeze, a high of 74 and a low of 51. 50% chance of showers next Friday with a brisk SW breeze, a high of 68 and a low of 51.  40% chance of morning showers both  Saturday, the 13th, and Sunday, the 14th, with brisk WNW  breezes, highs in the low seventies and lows about 50.  Partly cloudy the week of the 15th with temperatures warming up a little, chance of showers Tuesday, the 16th.
       Darel didn’t spend too much time in his greenhouse chair, it was a quiet day without very many customers.  In the evening we went to town for soaker hoses and came back empty handed.  I’d gone online with Lowes and they were in stock.  When I got home I found an e-mail telling me they were sorry they were sold out and wouldn’t have any until the 9th.  Should have checked my computer again before I went in.  Darel didn’t mind the ride and he likes a Big Mac for supper.  I could think fo lots of things to do beside go to Bangor.
     I’m doing laundry and showering before I go turn on soakers hoses.   The well gets a rest mid day and over night.  Some nights I leave a hose trickling into the the pond.  The constant breezes evaporate the pond water.
      Most of the flowers for bouquets are planted.  I still have some of my flowers to plant.  Some of them will be used for cut flowers too. Today we’ll plant cucumbers, we’ll be planting vegetables every day for awhile.  Soaking them as we go.
      We have very few sweet peppers and tomato plants left for sale.  Quite a few hot peppers, lots of cole crops and squash.  Quite a few cucumbers but I’m starting more today.  A lot of people had plants get frosted .
      An indigo bunting was at the feeders yesterday.  I filled the humming bird feeders yesterday morning and I had to fill them again before i went to Bangor. The hummingbird feeders are small so that they always have clean feeders and fresh food.  No mold allowed!  Lots of birds in the kitchen garden.   Birds like the little maple syrup pan pond with the bubbler.
     Have a good day, Sally

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

6/2/20
Without rain nothing grows.  Learn to give thanks for the storms in life.

A light NW breeze, 37 degrees and sunny.  Sunny today with a NW breeze and a high of 67.  A light SSW breeze tonight with a low of 47.  Chance of showers after midnight. Chance of showers tomorrow with a light north breeze, a high of 61 and a low of 50. Sunny Thursday with a stiff west breeze, a high of 75 and a low of 52.  Partly cloudy Friday with a strong SW breeze and a high of 81.  Scattered thunderstorms in the evening with occasional showers during the night and a low of 58.  Showers Saturday with a stiff NNW breeze, and a high of 72. a low of 51.  Partly cloudy Sunday with a stiff NW breeze, a high of 67 and a low of 46.  Partly cloudy Monday with a stiff NNW breeze, a high of 71 and a low of 46.  Partly cloudy next Tuesday with a NW breeze, a high of 74 and a low of 47.  Partly cloudy next Wednesday with a stiff SSW breeze, a high of 77 and a low of 55.  A chance of a shower Thursday, the 11th, Friday, the 12th, and Saturday, the13th, with highs in the mid seventies and lows in the fifties.  Pleasant Sunday, the 14, the 15th an 16th, with highs in the upper seventies and lows in the fifties.
    Darel had a pleasant day yesterday.  Chilly enough so he didn’t spend much time in the greenhouse chair.  We went for a short ride in the evening, I delivered a memorial rose bush.
    Lots of people had a killing frost yesterday morning.  Not everyone covered their tender plants up so there were some sad people.  Last night wasn’t quite as cold but I’m sure everyone covered up what they had left.  We were ok up on this hill though Gilbert said there was frost on their cars.
Today we will start planting cucumbers and other warm loving plants.  I’ll be putting hoops with remay on them over the cucumbers.
     Jr mowed and weed walked so everything looks well kept.  Unfortunately that includes the bee balm.  Something that shouldn’t always seems to get it the first weed whacking.  Bee Balm is tough, it will grow back soon. Fixing a leaking hose first thing this morning, the weed whacker may have caught that just right.  Usually it doesn’t bother hoses, just the off/ons on the y’s.
      Looking forward to getting lots done today.  Hoping your day is good also.  Sally

Monday, June 1, 2020

6/1/20
When some things go wrong take a minute and give thanks for all the things that have gone right.


A low of 35.  Sunshine, a SW breeze and 40 degrees at 6:30am.  A stiff NW breeze today, sunny, a high of 59 and a low of 36 tonight.  Sunny tomorrow with a NW breeze, a high of 68 and a low of 49. 40% chance of showers after midnight tomorrow night and Wednesday morning.  A NW breeze Wednesday with a high of 63 and a low of 51.  Partly cloudy Thursday with a stiff west breeze, a high of 74 and a low of 51. Sunny Friday with a strong SW breeze, a high of 81 and a low of 58. Showers Saturday with a WNW breeze, a high of 56 and a low of 53.  Sunny Sunday with a stiff NNW breeze, a high of 71 and a low of 46.  Partly cloudy next Monday with a stiff WNW breeze, a high of 71 and a low of 46.  Sunny next Tuesday with a stiff NNW breeze, a high of 74 and a low of 47.  Sunny next Tuesday with a stiff WNW breeze, a high of 74 and a low of 47.  Partly cloudy next Wednesday with a WNW breeze, a high of 74 and a low of 53.  Partly cloudy next Thursday with a brisk SSW breeze, a high of 76 and a low of 55.  Pleasant Friday, the 12th and the weekend with highs of 78 and lows of 54.
     Darel spent quite a bit of time in his chair at the greenhouse with his winter jacket on and a blanket over his lap. No black flies!  I had to  get diesel In the evening. There are advantages to being an old lady.  A very thoughtful truck driver filled my diesel cans why his truck was filling.  Darel and I  shared a large seafood platter from Countryside, my idea this time.  It was another long busy weekend.  I watered and waited on customers.  I did stop for virtual church.
     Last night I saw something I’ve never seen.  There was a swarm of hummingbirds.  to say there was more than fifty is no exaggeration.  They drained 3 full feeders in the half hour before dusk.  This morning there are a lot of them at the refilled feeders but nothing like last night.  The oriole is under the finch feeder looking for spilled finch seed or for bugs in the seed?
      I ran the heaters last night.  we didn’t get a frost but many people did.  It was 25 in Dover this morning.  I’m sure there are some discouraged people.  There was lots of warning to cover plants.  I’m sure Tammara got a frost.
      I’ll be watering, planting and mulching today.  Sally Jo is going to come over for awhile so i can work behind the house.  Tammara and Debbie will both be here but they will be planting.
      Have a good day, Sally

Sunday, May 31, 2020

5/31/20
You see a black man murdered by a white cop.  I see an innocent man murdered by a corrupt cop.


Calm. cloudy with a light mist and 53 degrees. .14 inch of rain for the 24 hour period.   Sunshine this afternoon with a NW wind, a high of 59.  Dropping to 38 tonight with strong NW breezes.  Partly cloudy tomorrow with a stiff NW breeze, a high of 61 and a low of 41. Partly cloudy Tuesday with a WNW breeze, a high of 67 and a low of 47.  Partly cloudy Wednesday with a SW breeze, a high of 68 and a low of 52. 50% chance of morning showers Thursday with a stiff WNW breeze, a high of 75 and a low of 50.  Sunny Friday with high of 79. a stiff west breeze and a low of 55.  40% chance of showers Saturday with a stiff west breeze, a high of 72 and a low of 51.  Partly cloudy next Sunday and Monday with stiff NW breezes, highs of 72 and lows of 51,  Partly cloudy Tuesday, the 9th, with a stif WNW breeze, a high of 74 and a low of 54.  Partly cloudy mid week with WSW breezes, highs about 78 and lows about 55. Possible showers Friday. the 12th with a brisk SW breeze, a high of 76 and a low of 56. Partly cloudy Saturday, the 13th, with a brisk WNW breeze, a high of 78 and a low of 56.  Chance of showers Sunday, the 14th.  A dry 15 day forecast, conserve water.
      It was cooler yesterday with a pleasant breeze so Darel spent most of the day in his greenhouse chair.  Tamarra waited on customers why i set up soaker hoses for the cut flower garden.  then i waited on customers why Tamarra planted one of the cut flower gardens.  Tamarra quit planting early to water.  i took over watering when we closed.  Since last night's shower forecast dried up I'll be out there watering shortly.  Until Darel wakes up.  Virtual church is at nine.  i don't know if i can get done watering by then.
     I did get a few flowers planted last night.  A soaker hose is on them now. They are well mulched.  Doug and family worked on another part of the maze last night until dark, getting the seeds planted before the showers.  Showers that dried up before they got here.
     Have a good day, Sally

Saturday, May 30, 2020

5/30/20
If you don't believe in miracles perhaps you've forgotten you are one.

Clouds, some mist, 67 degrees with a SES breeze.  A light WSW wind today with a high of 78.  Scattered thundershowers this morning, sun this afternoon.  Occasional showers overnight with a low of 54.  Sunny tomorrow with a light NW wind, a high of 61, dropping to 38 tomorrow night.  Partly cloudy Monday with a brisk NW breeze, a high of 60 and a low of 40.  Partly cloudy Tuesday with a NW breeze, a high of 68 and a low of 47.  Partly cloudy Wednesday with a WSW breeze, a high of 70 and a low of 51. 50% chance of showers Thursday with a stiff WNW breeze, a high of 72 and a low of 49.  Partly cloudy Friday with a brisk NW breeze, a high of 74 and a low of 50.  Partly cloudy next Saturday with a brisk west breeze, a high of 78 and a low of 54.  40% chance of showers next Sunday morning with a brisk WNW breeze, a high of 73 and a low of 52.  Partly cloudy Monday, the 8th and Tuesday, the 9th, with brisk NW breezes, highs of 73 and lows of 52.  Warming up the rest of the week to about eighty with brisk breezes and lows in the mid fifties.
    Darel had a pleasant day yesterday.  Too hot and humid to spend much time in his greenhouse chair,  The air conditioned reclainer seemed a better choice.
    I did lots of things besides waiting on customers and watering thanks to Debbie doing most of that.  She didn't have time to get the echinacea bed weeded and mulch so she is coming over early tomorrow morning and finish it when no one is here.  Thanks to Debbie I did get the flower beds along the garage planed and soaker hoses in them.  Jordn moved my lil mischief rose that was struggling with too much shade to a sunny spot.  It is mulched with some compost under the mulch and soaked.
    The big job I got done: cleaned out the garden off the back deck, that I call Mitch's garden.  Dug out a tractor bucket load of dandelions, grass and a few other weeds.  It is already to plant when I close this afternoon.  I cleaned out one side of the trellis.  Tonight I'll clean out the other side and plant morning glories.
    Jordn and Lil Mike fixed my garden pond yesterday.  the water on the log looks prettier than it did before, the hose isn't visible.  Sometime today i'll get the water lillies in.
  Tamarra will be here today.  No one will see her.  She'll be hiding out in the garden planting flowers for bouquets.  I need to set up  soaker hose connection for her first thing.  Have a good day, Sally

Friday, May 29, 2020

5/29/20
In this life we're all climbing a mountain.  We can sing as we climb or we can complain about our are feet.  I choose to sing.


Cloudy, 69 degrees with a west breeze.  Some sun later with a stif south breeze and a high of 88.  A slight chance of a thunderstorm tonight with a stiff south breeze and a low o 67.  Tomorrow's wet forecast has become a 40% chance of showers tomorrow morning.  A light WNW wind tomorrow with a high of 80 and a low of 56.  A light NW wind Sunday with sunshine, a high of 66 and a low of 42.  Partly cloudy Monday with a stiff NW breeze and a high of 60.  With no moisture to hold the heat Monday night's low is forecast to be 39.  Sunny Tuesday with a stiff NW breeze, a high of 66 and a low of 44.  Cloudy Wednesday with a brisk WSW breeze, a high of 67 and a low of 47.  Possible afternoon showers Thursday with a brisk west breeze, a high of 69 and a low of 47.  Partly cloudy next Friday with a brisk NW breeze, a high of 73 and a low of 47.  Partly cloudy next Saturday and Sunday with the NW breeze, highs about 74, lows about 50.  Partly cloudy the week of the 8th with the brisk NW breeze, highs climbing slowly to the eighties, lows up to the mid fifties by the end of thee week.  This is a very dry forecast, I'm using lots of mulch and being very careful not to waste water.
     Darel had a good day yesterday.  I had an afternoon dentist appointment so he had a ride to Bangor  with a big Mac for supper.  I am hoping that is the last I have to go to the dentist for awhile.
    More plants left.  We are going to start more cucumbers.   We have lots of perennials in the nursery so our perennial benches will stay full. Tamarra has been working to get the perennial display all labeled with signs telling the sizes and requirements of each one.  I planted some flowers, I'm hoping to get more planted today.
    I have a hose very gently trickling over a tray of rocks for the bees so they have fresh water right outside their hive.  But i can't do anything about the dry pollen.  It is not looking like a good honey year.
    The garden pond is on today's list along with watering and planting more flowers.  have a good day, Sally

Thursday, May 28, 2020

5/28/20
In a society that has you counting money, lbs. calories, and steps, be a rebel and count your Blessings.

Sun and clouds 59 degrees with a gentle SW breeze.  Quite a few clouds today with a stiff SW breeze, a high of 87 and a low of 68 tonight  Morning clouds, afternoon sun tomorrow with a light SSW wind.  Thunderstorms Saturday with a SW wind, a high of 80 and a low of 54.  Partly cloudy Sunday with a stiff NW breeze, a high of 69 and a low of 43.  Partly cloudy Monday with a stiff NNW breeze, a high of 62 and a low of 42.  Some clouds Tuesday with a strong NNW breeze, a high of 65 and a low of 46.  40% chance of afternoon showers Wednesday with a brisk west breeze, a high of 65 and a low of 47. Partly cloudy next Thursday with a WNW breeze, a high of 70 and a low of 49. Partly cloudy Saturday with a WNW breeze, a high of 74 and a low of 47. Some clouds next Sunday with a brisk WNW breeze, a high of 75 and a low of 50.  Gradually warming the week of the 8th with brisk WNW breezes,.  Thundershowers towards the end of the week.
      Darel had a good day yesterday.  He didn't spend much time at the greenhouse , the air conditioned front room seemed a better choice.  In the evening we took a ride up to Andrew and Gayle's.
      I cleaned the kitchen garden pond. Now it is fresh water with a bubbler and filter in it.  An old maple syrup pan with rocks and a bubbler in one end,  The other end has water lilies and a cat tail for the bull frog to hide in.  I'd hoped to get more planting done but we had lots of customers in the morning.  And I moved slower in the afternoon heat!  Debbie watered a lot and Tamarra watered most of the afternoon.  Jordn and Lil Mike laid plastic for the cucumber and squash.  Plastic with soaker hose under it.
      The fall mums came in.  Tammara will start on them Monday.  We ran out early last year so we got a third more.  I got in about a third more Coast of Maine this spring and it is all gone.  Gone and we can't get more.  I am getting another pallet of promix.  It was supposed to get here yesterday. We have the mums to pot up and lots of perennials in 4 inch pots that need to go in two gallon pots.
  Planning on a good day, I hope you are too.  Sally