It's raining!! Woo Hoo!!! We had as severe storm barreling toward us only to suddenly veer to the north. I'm not complaining about missing the severe part but I'll miss the inch of rain they got with it. But at least it is raining now. So far we've had about 0.2 inches and we've got a couple more heavier cells coming toward us. So maybe I won't have to water the garden tomorrow. Our temps continue in the mid to upper 90's and the extended forecast (10 days out) continues to call for temperatures right about there. It would be more bearable if it at least cooled down at night but when you get up at 5:30 am and it's already 78 degrees with 70% humidity you really have to force yourself to go outside. Yesterday, the heat index (combo of heat and humidity) reached 117 degrees. Blah!
But, it's Friday. Time for my Independence Days Challenge update.
Plant something- some more chamomile and some flat leaf parsley- mine died :( that I picked up at 50% off at the garden center. I still need to get my blackberries into the ground but the thought of digging holes in bone dry soil in 100 degree weather isn't really appealing to me... Don't know why?!
Harvest something- Broccoli, kale, chard, kohlrabi, onions, eggs, a few herbs.
Preserve something- not a thing.
Waste not-The usual recycling. We've been reusing as much lumber and siding as possible in the construction project
Want not- not much here either
Eat the food- fresh steamed broccoli, eggs- lots of eggs! some stuff from the freezer. I made waffles over the weekend that everyone devoured. Maybe I'll have to make some more during my time off.
Build community food systems- a few eggs out of the house with one of Justine's friends but that's about it. I didn't even get to the farmer's market.
Skill up- nada
Oooooo.... big flash of lightning and a crash of thunder- that next storm cell must be coming. I've got to go watch it rain- it's such a novelty!!