Monday 22nd July 2013 – Awaiting the storms!

I was woken up this morning at 6am by some distant rumbles of thunder. It only lasted about half an hour, and then was gone. We had no rain, but apparently it’s due later. Today is supposed to be the hottest day of the year so far, and the hottest we’ve had in the South East for 7 years. Only time will tell by the end of the day if that’s going to happen. I got to the allotment just after 9am this morning, and even at that time it was very hot. I decided to start sorting out the fruit bed, which I’ve done nothing with at all this year. The grass and weeds are really tall, so I was expecting it to be a slow process. After only 10 minutes of weeding, sweat was streaming down my face. But like a trooper I ploughed on and managed to get enough done. By 11am I’d drunk all my water, and it was rather warm, so I made my way home. The car is in for a service today, so I had to walk, but it’s not far, and only takes about 10 minutes. When I got home, I took my trainers and socks off, and went and stood in the paddling pool. It was absolute bliss, and well deserved. I also picked 3 more yellow courgettes, and a bag full of gooseberries. There are more to pick, but as my bag was full, I couldn’t fit any more in. I must take a pot down tomorrow to put some more in. We’re supposed to have storms any time from later afternoon and through the night. They’ll be very isolated, but apparently if we get one, they’ll be heavy down pours and hail!! Still we do need the rain. I’ll let you know tomorrow if we’ve been lucky.

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2 Responses to Monday 22nd July 2013 – Awaiting the storms!

  1. Nicola says:

    what are you going to do with your gooseberries? ive got a carrier bag full. made some gooseberry jelly but still loads left, any ideas

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