Friday, September 5, 2014

A little complaining


It is so terribly hot and humid today.  Now, in September, we are having that North Carolina August weather! There's work I want to do outside but good grief! The heat and humidity simply wears me out!

This Chocolate vine needs trimming. It is actually causing the arbor to lean toward the goat lot. I need to root some cuttings. I've set out a small cutting on the left side to even things out. If it grows like the vine on the right side we may need a new arbor...


The little greenhouse needs washing. I want to fill in the open space under the shed with bricks to keep the ducks out. The grass in the garden needs to be pulled so that I can make a row or two for collards and turnips. Not that I can grow collards and turnips but I want to try again.

The weeds and that crazy bamboo grass seem to be taking over everything. That old chair that Cousin Pat gave me...I never did get anything to grow there. Where did spring go anyway? There were so many thing I wanted to do in the yard. Oh well, maybe I'll be around to enjoy another spring.



My list of things to do outside goes on and on. But the heat! Beginning Sunday, according to the weather report, we are supposed to have a few cooler days. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Bun Bun is still hitching a ride to the dog lot these hot days. It is much cooler there than in his bunny cage. He's a funny bunny! 



Eli was proud of this stick he picked up in the yard. What a mess he had...bark peeled off on the floor and see his dirty legs...



Need to get busy. Poppy is home from work and will probably want to get on the computer. He has started selling his big collection of racing memorabilia on Ebay. Thank you for stopping by.

Love,
Henny 

27 comments:

  1. I have things that didn't come to be this summer too...oh well maybe next year. You can only do what you can do. We are turning real fall like up here. :)

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  2. I planted chocolate mint in my herb garden this year, for the first time. It's taken over evrything, but smells divine :)
    I love that old chair sitting amongst your flowers, pretty just as it is.
    It's the first time I have seen a picture of Eli without a dazzling white coat, I figured you must wash him everyday ...lol
    Yes, humidity and heat, my norse-blood screams bloody murder...roll on Fall.
    ~Jo

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    1. I didn't think I would say this, but I am ready for fall too. Days cool enough for a sweater.

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  3. Love your chocolate vine. Will make a well rounded arbor for sure. Your bunny is so cute. Line up the chores you want to do and first cool day go for it and quickie meals for everyone. The heat and humidity....be safe in that weather. Love the old chair too. ;-)

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    1. That sounds like a plan to me! The first cool day! Thank you!

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  4. No wonder Eli is proud...that is a very nice stick!
    Jane x
    PS Didn't get my summer list of chores done either.

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    1. He did pick a nice stick, didn't he? :)

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  5. Hot up here in the Bay State, too. I guess I could stop complaining and turn on the air conditioners, but it has to be absolutely blazing for me to give up the fresh air.
    If I didn't know that BunBun is a lop-eared bunny, I'd think he'd wilted from the heat!

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    1. It must be hot everywhere right now. I probably would not make it without the air conditioning. But I do love open windows.

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  6. It was so hot and humid today I thought I was going to melt. We have a collard, mustard, and kale planted and it is coming up so pretty I need to take another picture of it.
    Love you

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    1. Do take a picture. I would like to see those things growing. Love you.

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  7. Bamboo is very invasive and considered a noxious weed here in Louisiana. You're going to have to be extremely severe with its control if you don't want it to take over your yard. :-(
    I know what you mean about heat and humidity. I try to get out when it's cooler in the morning; but that's when it's humid. By the time the humidity is bearable, it's in the 90's. Ugh. I'd consider a fall garden if he didn't wear me out in the summer heat, haha.
    Good luck!

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    1. Oh I know what you mean. By summer's end, I am pretty much sick of gardening. I think the bamboo grass has already taken over here.

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  8. It has heated up again here in Seattle too, going for the upper 80's tomorrow. Ugh! Humidity at 68 % currently. We did some gardening early in the week but now we are falling back into lazy mode in the afternoons. I have to get my exercise walks in early in the morning now again, or else in the evenings, but the sun is going down much too soon now. How's that for jumping on the complaining bandwagon?

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    1. Well your little bit of complaining does make me feel better. The days are getting shorter!

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  9. We had 90's here in New England several days ago
    and upper 80's with high humidity all week ~
    bring on Fall ...please I'm wilting .lol
    Love your funny bunny.

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    1. It must be hot everywhere! I'm looking forward to fall!

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  10. It is 48 degrees here as I'm writing this. Maybe I could blow a little cold air your way! Eli looks so happy with that stick. He reminds me of some little boys I know - playing with sticks and being dirt magnets. And so happy and proud of it.
    Bun bun makes me miss my angoras. You keep him very well-groomed and floofy. Any plans to use his wool?

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    1. Bet I know which little boys. :) Do you think Bun Bun is part Angora? I started noticing that his fur was a solid mass of knots. I had to carefully cut off big hunks of fur and brush him every day. Poor bunny looked miserable. There are still big knots around his tail that I am trying to clip. Bun Bun is not really tame. He lets me brush and clip what I can, but so far he will not let me pick him up. I keep trying. Any suggestions? Thank you for mentioning this.

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    2. Try picking him up and placing him in your lap on a thick towel, with his head tucked between your elbow and your side. If they can't see they tend to get calm. Comb one side of him and then switch him to the other side of your body to comb the other side. Give him treats after and he will get used to it. I do think he has some angora in him.

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    3. Thank you. I will try that. When I put him back in his cage late today I managed to clip off a little more of one big knot. He was really a tangled mess when I first noticed. Sure glad you ask about him. Thanks again.

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  11. We have been in the hundreds for three weeks. We had a small shower and the temps this morning are in the high seventies. NICE!

    I list of things to do grow further as I seem to mark nothing out. The heat has put me on hold here.

    Have a great weekend.

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    1. The hundreds! I would be complaining! Hope it cools off there first! :)

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  12. It seems like summer has whirled through and now is waving goodbye. I don't like the heat, but it hasn't been too terribly bad. The storms were the worst of it. Have a peaceful Sunday!

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  13. That's true. We have had much hotter summers. You have a good Sunday too.

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  14. We've been having some beautiful September weather. A bit hot yesterday, but today at the farmers market it was just perfect. I too have a list of things to do. It's too late now to do some of them, I guess I can cross those off! I planted some arugula the other day, I like that, it germinates in about two days. It's sad how much daylight we have lost already:(

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