At 3:05 PM temp= 89.3 HI= 96.8 Yes it is hot here but the lack of rain is really making things hazardous. We have had 3 grain field fires in the last 4 days. In the loss column is 2 combines and almost 100 acres of winter wheat and barley. That is our tanker from Onley. Here on the F&P i have started doing some rotational irrigation and hope to keep all the veggies happy (and hope our well hold out). Today i started weeding the cucumber field and found lots of hiders. I even found three zuc’s ( manny, moe,& jack) hiding in the weeds. If i could teach the cuc’s to self weed life would be so much easier. It is so hot here even the Purple Martins took the afternoon off. BUT the worst is coming tomorrow and Thursday. I did get some chores done here in the last few days. We have been nurturing some pecan saplings for 2 years and one finally was big enough to move to the grove. The others are now in their own pots (and happier) behind the green house (108 deg in there). The weeding will get finished after 5pm when the sun is gone.
Thanks to Krista and MontanaGirl on liking our salads. And Krista, fresh bread is always appreciated here if you are in the neighborhood. We could trade for some produce. Yes Anvil, the taste does depreciate as they go ginormous, and they get a little tough. BUT slice them lengthwise, marinate them in something, and slap them toughies on the grill for 5 minutes. Definitely softens them up.
Tomorrow’s pick has been hanging around waiting (and so have i). The first tomato is always a celebration here. I see tomato sandwich’s in our future. Last year we were hit with End Blossom Rot due to over watering, but this year is really looking good with a lot less water thanks to advice from my neighbor (PhD in Ag.).