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I died.

by Amy

Really. When I saw the thermometer in my van and it said 106F, I died. Thankfully the a/c brought me back. Well, maybe not so much, it’s still 80 degrees inside my house at 11pm and I’m miserable. I’m sure I sound melodramatic, but I tend to get awful migraines with the heat (got one yesterday) and it just makes me feel so horrible. Blech. I’m really not thrilled about this climate change stuff!

The garden is doing marvelous (I felt compelled to use that word, I don’t know why)…I finally have a teeny tiny oh-so-cute little green bean that I will get a picture of tomorrow. I dug up a little russet tater too, so see how they were doing, and it looks excellent. I will be cutting and drying parsley tomorrow, it’s taking over! I wish the basil would do so well. And the oregano and thyme…and chives…I’m getting the distinct impression my herbs don’t like this soil, at all. Time for a container herb garden?

The peas are producing like crazy. So far, no one else likes them much so they are ALL MINE! HA! Their loss! I found I much prefer the sugar snap to the Oregon snap, better flavor and crunch, but the sugar is tasty too. Lots of strawberries, and the kids report they are awesome. Tiny little things even fully ripe, but very juicy and tasty. The pumpkins, zucchini and crookneck squash are growing very well, getting big and leafy, but no blooms. I’m guessing in the next 2 weeks I’ll see some.

See you soon!

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linda June 29, 2008 - 5:21 pm

Amy, oooh! I feel your pain. High heat and too much sunshine bring on migraines for me. I get more of them during the summer than any other time. Blech is right!

deb June 29, 2008 - 3:10 pm

The heat is keeping me inside here in north Texas. I keep a damp hand towel in the fridge and put it on my neck when I get too hot. Maybe that might help with your headaches.

Nancy Bond June 29, 2008 - 10:19 am

I hate the heat as well and I don’t feel well when it’s that hot. Sounds like things in the garden are doing well in spite of it, though. :)

Daphne Gould June 29, 2008 - 8:31 am

My parsley is just little tiny plants right now (at least the new ones, last year’s are blooming). But my basil is growing crazily. I have way too many. I eat it in my salad every day. Some are in my pumpkin patch and will need to be picked soon to give the pumpkin more room. I’ve never dried basil before, but I’m thinking this year.

James June 29, 2008 - 7:50 am

Oh and we added you to our “blogroll”… that word is sooooo 2004. We linked you is what I’m trying to say.

James June 29, 2008 - 7:48 am

I’m still waiting for that strawberry jam…

Here in Texas we have had 100 degree heat since May 1st. So we feel your pain… times a million. However, yesterday clouds rolled in… and it has been raining since 6 or 7PM yesterday. We do not normally get this, so we are confused and a bit scared.

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