June 13, 2016
Up at 12.30 am; slept in chair another 2 hours.
This is the morning to take the truck into Springfield at 8 AM to get the two small dings fixed (trailer came loose, broken something or other). The small dings came to almost $2,000 half of which will be our to pay.
Traffic was unbelievable at that time with all the going-to-work people but was very light coming home at 9:00 AM. We made a quick stop at Murfins to get the items Max didn't get when he took his Mother on her errands. After breakfast, we both took a short nap.
By then it was way too hot to work outside.
Another small shower yesterday evening.
Tuesday June 14, 2016
I took a Zyrtec (generic) and so got a good night's sleep. The grass is way too wet for the trimmer, so I took advantage of the inside time and by 6 AM had a rack of baby back ribs going in the oven. I opened a window and shut up he kitchen to contain the heat. I am almost ready to turn the oven off.
The only good time to bake in this weather is in the wee hours of the morning when I am up anyway.
I just opened the ribs and spread barbecue sauce over them and left the foil off so they could crisp up.
I am using Sweet Baby Ray's on advice of my Sis. I think I am going to love it!
Morning Walk About
This is another seedling peach tree, maybe a Red Haven. Sadly the heavy load of fruit beyond my reach combined with the rain cause a large limb to break. Peach trees are notoriously susceptible to breaking.
If I can defeat the groundhog, I should still get enough peaches.
and then there is the Japanese beetle that is now munching on the blackberry leaves beneath the peaches...he is waiting until they are a bit riper......
I still have Seckel pears.....
I forgot to take a picture of the blackberries. They are just getting a red cast....should be ripe around the 4th of July this year.
and the last of the lilies on the last of the Harlow Carr clematis,