Well Wednesday was the hottest day of the year so far, with temps in the mid the high 20's. So I was curious as to how I would survive without central air. The house stayed nice and cool all day and I was really comfortable. We figured it must be okay, as there has never been central air in the house. Now there wasn't any humidity so that was a help. Lets see how I like living without central air in July and August!!
What's that expression, "Only Mad Dogs and Englishmen go out in the mid day sun." So of course from 12:30pm until 2pm I was out in the garden. I made a start on digging my veggie patch, by hand!! I managed to get this little bit done.
Now one of the problems is that there are so many thistles and dandelions, that it has to be done by hand. Look at the photo below if you don't believe me!!!
I also spent 1 1/2 hours on Wednesday night weeding and clearing out this flower bed. I am maybe half way done, and I had a full wheelbarrow full of lily of the valley and weeds. The whole bed is overgrown with the lily of the valley that it is smothering all the rest of plants in the bed. If you look in the background you will see another two overgrown flower beds that I have to sort out.
Finally I thought I'd take a photo of the main area of raspberry plants, which are also overgrown. I just haven't had time yet to make a start on weeding those. I have a couple of friends coming over at the end of the month, I am hoping they may volunteer to help me start to weed them!!! I will feed them...... Also to the left of the photo you can see the firepit where I have piled all the sticks and the weeds, I'm hoping to have a fire on Friday, if its not windy.
Oh and the lawn tractor has a leaky valve, so the tire keeps going down so I can't use it.....drat!!