My zucchinis are battling. For various reasons I haven't been addressing problems in the garden lately. Well this morning that will change.
The pumpkins were wilting at ten in the morning.
Possibly my industry in the garden has been brought about by my new op shop find. Whadda ya think of me new overalls?!
|The photographer (hubby) has given me non-chemical tooth whitening with some dappled sunlight! Clever effect hey?|
Then on to the chickens! We normally leave them in their pen during the day with a little free range in the orchard before bed. Today I have let them all out. I want them to be able to find the coolest spot they can. I would hate to trap them in a hot shed. The chicks made a bee line for some leaf litter near the shed and are happily scratching for bugs. I just need to make sure I know where the dogs are because they get excited by the chickens!
So now that we have completed a few 'damage control' tasks, we sit. We'll take it easy in the house or on the verandah and wait for the heat to subside. We'll try not to use the air conditioner. If we don't rush around we should be fine. We have water in the jug and a spare bottle cooling on another shelf. There are icy poles in the freezer. I'm on the verandah now, listening to the crickets in stereo from either side of the hill.
Hubby and I will be checking the CFA (country fire authority) website regularly as well as keeping our eyes open for smoke. There is a severe fire risk today and the wind is picking up...
I think I will knit and do some of the cooler jobs in the kitchen such as making lemon cordial for Christmas day. And I'm pretty sure I have some presents to wrap if I run out of other quiet jobs!
I hope you are all staying cool today and please - be safe!