Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Gardening

News flash: It's hot! Okay, I've been telling you that over and over it seems lately. Monday hit 100 with a heat index (how it really feels) of 110. I overdid it a bit Monday too, I pushed to five miles on my morning walk but even with misting at a misting station and stopping for water on the last mile home I was starting to feel sick to my stomach and light headed which are both indicators of heat exhaustion. I made it home, drank a Gatorade, and sat under a fan till my body could cool off. It was a little scary but I do know what the signs are for both heat exhaustion and stroke so I know to be careful. Tuesday I shortened my walk to four miles and I felt a lot better, now I remember why I cut down to 2.5-3 miles last year in the summer. It's just so hard to step back because I have a hard time starting the day without a good long walk. Night walks are not for me because I am too scared of being out in our area after dark (it is not well lit), when Hubby comes along I feel better but right now he can't keep up with my pace or distance (office jobs can do that to you).  I took the day off since there was a heightened chance of rain today and sure enough I woke up to a nice downpour although a few minutes later it was bright and sunny. I have a feeling it will be doing that on and off all day.

In better news our garden is flourishing in spite of the heat. Please enjoy some garden "porn".


So far this year we have been blessed with a bountiful harvest. I have been cooking up a storm, processing veggies for freezing, making jams and jellies, and still had lots to share with friends and family. 

I am thankful I have a roof over my head, beautiful healthy pets, a big backyard veggie garden, a car that runs (most of the time), and a full cabinet of acrylic yarn. I feel like a burden sometimes but I try to make my keep. Hubby is wonderful and always makes a way for something if I really need or want it enough. Yesterday he let me get a new waterproof camera at Costco, I had been wanting one for our adventures. It wasn't really in the budget so I want to earn a little money to help cover the cost. I have a few things in my sample shop (from my crochet blog), go ahead and check it out, you might find something you want.

Some Bunny Loves You (and I really mean that)!