Weather: again just over 90 degrees, no rain, few clouds beyond the massive, towering clouds that I saw on the way back from the NOC. They were just teasing. Still humid. The weekend forecast shows a drop of 10 degrees for the high, so we may actually be moving toward fall – but not too . . . → Read More: Garden and ranch journal, Sep 28, 2011
Weather: 90-ish and brilliant blue skies after the fog burned away. No rain today.
Plants: Found the first shelling peas breaking through this morning. Many more expected.
Done: Nothing outside. All morning spent at the dentist have two crowns seated and an extra bonus of another tooth rebuilt. Very, very painful day, and no outside . . . → Read More: Garden and ranch journal, Sep 27, 2011
Weather: Rain last night left things wet this morning. No breeze, quite a bit of fog, hot, and steamy. It didn’t dry out enough for mowing until just before 11 AM, and two hours later when I finished the mowing, the weather station out front said 92. Rain this evening – real rain, finally, almost . . . → Read More: Garden and ranch journal, Sep 26, 2011
Weather: another hot, humid day. High at the ranch was 93 officially by the front garden, but it felt like that by 10 AM already. By the time we reached the actual temp high, the heat index was around 110 degrees. Rain in the very late afternoon for about 20 minutes or so.
Plants: the . . . → Read More: Garden and ranch journal, Sep 25, 2011
Weather: topped out at 92, according to the weather station here on the ranch. High humidity all day long, which made it feel like a sauna just stepping outside, not to mention what it felt like when there was actual work happening. About 3 PM, thunder rumbling in the distance, but no rain here at . . . → Read More: Garden and ranch journal, Sep 24, 2011
Servers conspired to keep me out of the garden and inside or at the NOC, including a marathon session at the NOC on Thursday. While working in the outer vestibule, a storm rolled through, with a quick, bright flash of lightning followed by a tremendous rumble of thunder that shook the front windows. Luckily I . . . → Read More: Garden and ranch journal, Sep 21-23, 2011
Weather: high around 90, some rain (hooray!).
Nothing done today. Between mom’s birthday and dealing with two brand new servers where the NICs didn’t want to cooperate and talk on the network, there was no time for anything else. Tomorrow is another day, as Scarlett would say.
Weather: high around 85, a bit over 3/10 of an inch of rain. Storms breaking around us here – lots of sound and fury, but not enough rain.
Plants: Peanuts keep popping up in frames where we pulled them, leftovers from that harvest. Left them for now. The first okra plants are nearing 6′ tall, . . . → Read More: Garden and ranch journal, Sept 20, 2011
Weather: high around 85, intermittent drizzle, nothing significant. Unfortunately, the nor’easter seems to be blowing itself out by the time it makes its way all the way inland to us.
Plants: The cucumbers replanted where the black eyed peas had been are all up: adam gherkin, homemade pickles, and american slicer. It’s time to sow . . . → Read More: Garden and ranch journal, Sept 19, 2011
Weather: about 80 as a high, no rain through this evening.
Plants: Tomatoes, peppers, mints, onions, and brassicas in the flats near the back garden seem to be doing well, complete with tiny frog hanging out in the peppers. The tomatoes, brassicas, and peppers need to be transplanted this week; onions can wait; mints need . . . → Read More: Garden and ranch journal, Sept 18 2011