This is funny weather, isn’t it? I went out early this morning to find clouds rolling in on a sweet, cool breeze. All the sudden the sky darkened and things started looking serious.
Of course everything could use a nice washing off, but I was worried about an “extreme weather event” that might damage my peaches and other edibles around the yard.
Up until now we’ve only worried about the heat and bright sun. My husband built a little teepee out of freeze/shade cloth to protect our little squashes, which were getting burnt off before they could even form completely.
Another little problem we been having is Mr. Squirrel. I can completely identify with Donald Duck – the gophers and squirrels can make a fool of the home gardener. Every year we watch them take our nicest sunflower heads before the seeds are completely mature. We watched this big head, and no kidding, the night we had talked about cutting it, the little so-and-so got it.
I’ll hand it to him/her/them – he/she/they really had to work for this meal.
As we were touring the garden, I began to feel something on my back – raindrops! Tiny and cool. They picked up as we headed toward the house for some breakfast.
It made for a nice dip in the temperatures this morning, although, it warmed up quick as soon as the sun nudged the clouds aside, about 11 am.
I knew the sun would bust out hot, so I took advantage of the cool off this morning to empty and scrub out the old Think Tank. That intense heat made the water kinda skanky. Of course the succulents in my sun garden think of that as “nutrient rich.”
Another day in Northern California – what will tomorrow bring?