Monday, July 21, 2008

Feelin' Hot Hot Hot

Random thoughts:
  • It's been blasting hot again; lots of time at the beach...first thing this morning for a couple of hours and then at Sarson's in Kelowna with Mom before supper...glorious picnic supper at Sunoka last night with the Duecks. Hot, calm evenings -- it's pitch black out here in the backyard right now at 11pm and hasn't cooled off yet.
  • Finished W.O. Mitchell's How I Spent My Summer Holidays again, which seemed appropriate for my own summer vacation. It's been one of my favourite novels for many years, and I'm determined to dig into the rest of his stuff over the next few months.
  • Lower-elevation saskatoons are drying up now; up high they're still tasty and abundant. Cherries are in full swing and we've been enjoying enormous yellow ones the Hildebrands dropped off before they headed east for a couple of weeks. The farmer's markets are loaded with goodness of all kinds right now.
  • Our garden is really thriving this year, after adding tons of cow manure to the soil. We've been eating beans, peas, strawberries, raspberries, dill, lettuce, spinach, chard, basil and zucchini already -- still have lots of tomatoes, carrots pumpkins, squash, peppers and potatoes to look forward to. It's not a huge garden, but it's been very pleasing to see things growing so well.

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