Such heat as we haven’t seen in years, but no one here is really complaining. It’s been so long since we had a real one, it seems like we’d forgotten how to do summer!
How our day goes this time of year: Up early to pick lettuce ahead of the heat, tie on a bandana to keep the sweat from running into our eyes, wear a straw hat and sunscreen, and then retreat to the shade in the middle of the day for a long lunch of cold chicken salad with fresh-squeezed lemonade. For the next few hours we work in the relative cool of the barn on some project. Once the sun starts to retreat, we go back into the garden for some weeding and irrigation. Home to start cooking dinner, which we usually eat sometime between 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Despite the late hour, we usually cook up something good on the grill and toss together a great salad of fresh greens just harvested from the garden.
It’s great tomato growing weather, as long as we can keep the water flowing. But we’d like to see some rain soon, ok? We’re starting to worry about the wells holding out.