Wild weather in the north the past couple of days, but not at my house. There were tornado and thunderstorm warnings Tuesday night. Rumour has it a tornado touched down three hours away. Forest fires have been breaking out every where, and most of the province is under a fire ban until further notice. Down pours of rain in the neighbouring areas.
At my house, the temperature has taken a nose dive. 0°C last night, rain off and on, 3°C right now, high of 15°C today. It feels very cold after the warm weather we've been having. It is supposed to warm back up for the weekend.
Yesterday I accomplished next to nothing. I did bake 10 loaves of bread, and washed a mountain of dishes (I tend to get a little behind on the house stuff when I'm puttering in the garden), but every time I looked out, saw the sun, and thought I should go do something, it started to rain.
I transplanted another hollyhock and two more nasturdiums in the perennial bed, along with a little something else?! It looks similar to the English Thyme, but the leaves are slightly different shaped. That's the last of the tray of mixed plants, and I still haven't found the paper. And I got rained on.
I checked on the greenhouse, and everything transplanted on Tuesday seems to be doing well. I started working the next section, loosening the dirt, pulling weeds. I started walking back to the house to get my seeds, and I got rained on.
I went out to pick dandelion greens for the doggy stew, and I got rained on.
I went out to pick dandelion buds for supper, and I got rained on. I stuck it out through the rain, and got two nice handfuls to toss into a partridge stew.
Twice through the afternoon the rain turned to tiny balls of hail, and Husband said at one point it was wet snow at one point, but I missed that.
So, after all of that rain, you'd think we'd be tramping through fields of mud now, right? Not a chance. The garden is still dry, dry, dry. The grass is looking a little happier now. Hopefully it will grow in lush and thick. I doubt it was enough to make any difference in the woods.