IT IS A FREEKING 29⁰ THIS MORNING!! And tomorrow is the first of June, right?
The hummers were so busy at the feeders last night around dusk that I just KNEW it was going to be a cold night. Of course the fact that the Weather Weenie said 27-32⁰ had something to do with my “all knowing”, but I was sure hoping he was wrong.
So, we brought in one hummer feeder and left the other 3 outside hoping it wouldn’t freeze.
I got up at 4:45 to check the temp and check the 3 feeders that were still outside. One has to be careful on a frosty deck with slippery slippers (WHY do you think they are called slippers anyway??? DUH!). I brought in the 3 feeders, one at a time and sat them in warm water till they thawed. It was still dark and I wasn’t seeing any hummers. I sat on the couch watching the time, the temps and the windows for hummers. Finally about 5:15 I saw one so I started putting the feeders back outside. It is still 29 but the feeders haven’t re-frozen yet and the little guys are busy.
I think Dan has given up on planting a garden this summer; SUMMER??? WHAT THE HELL IS SUMMER? It has been so long since I have experienced summer, I had to look up the definition (as follows):
The usually warmest season of the year (HA!!) , occurring between spring and autumn and constituting June (OH!!! THERE IS THE RUB!!! IT ISN'T JUNE YET!! SO TOMORROW IT WILL BE WARMER??!! ), July, and August in the Northern Hemisphere, or, as calculated astronomically, extending from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox.
So tomorrow, June 1st, we can look forward to the real summer. But I still don't think there will be a garden this year. Gardening is Dan's piece of mind during the summer months...it is the "retired" farmer in him. But, as I told him, we won't be here from fall to spring to enjoy the bounty of the garden. We freeze everything (not can). Everything, at this rate, would be FROZEN before we wanted it to be.
Enjoy the last few hours of May, 2009!!
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