Saturday, June 18, 2016

Saturday in the Swamp

The storms came, as predicted, giving us more than an inch of rain again.  That's more than 2 inches this week. The tomatoes have fainted, they say they just can't deal with it.  The temperature is lower, but the humidity is 95%, so it doesn't matter how hot it is, it's pretty miserable.  I worked in the garden because it's overcast and I wouldn't burn to a crisp and managed to weed about 1/2 of one bed, very satisfying pulling those suckers out by their roots.  No weed killer for me, I'm the executioner.

On another topic, I have some chicken thighs defrosting in the refrigerator and they're huge.  They claim the chicken is all natural, I took a picture of the label.  But if they're not feeding those chickens
 steroids or growth hormones then by golly someone is raising mutant chickens.  These thighs are bigger than mine.


Time to go tackle some piano music that's actually been giving me nightmares.  So pretty and so hard.
Have a good weekend.

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  1. I'm not surprised that the tomatoes have fainted, I think I would too with that level of humidity!

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  3. The weather continues to be strange all the way around our world - fainting tomatoes, and chicken thighs larger than yours, whatever is the world coming to?

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  4. I can't imagine living in that heat and humidity, I hope you get some relief soon.

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  5. Summer in the south is not my favorite season--and you are some hotter there than here. Its so long since I have practiced anything classical on the piano that I would have to plug my ears while I played.

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  6. So sorry this has been a awful summer so far for you.
    It is broiling here !
    Hate to say this but my one last year tomato is going bonkers.
    Try to stay cool and watch a movie that takes place in winter !

    cheers, parsnip

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  7. Ooh, those chicken thighs sound creepy! I'd be giving them to the dog and seeing what happens :)

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  8. I hate summer. Come on Fall is my slogan starting in May. Hoping your humidity dies down and you have a more enjoyable month.

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  9. Good for you getting some weeding done, I am not sure I would have the strength with all that humidity.

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  10. I don't think I could stand that degree of humidity.

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  11. Mmmmmm, just how are you going to fix your chicken wings? I have in mind some stir fried chicken teriyaki. [is that how it's spelled?]

    We along the coastal bend of Texas are suffering along with you for the fact that it's a blistering 90+ degrees with heat index caused by high humidity makes it feel like triple digits!!

    Good for you, getting out to weed the garden. More power to you. Me? I'd stay indoors by the A/c. lol

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  12. On your side of the continent the tomatoes have fainted, and on this side the basil has passed out. We've had very cold weather over the past week or so and my basil isn't pleased. I can't guarantee the chicken you have is hormone free, but there is another possibility to account for the size of the thighs. Some chickens have been bred to grow very large, very quickly.

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  13. We got hit by the big storms on Friday. Trees down on the mainland knocked down power lines and so our electricity was out overnight. We have picked up lots of branches but still have one big one to use the chain saw on that we haven't tackled yet.

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    1. We were lucky I hate it when the electricity goes out.

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  14. I hope the tomatoes recover from their fainting fit!
    xx

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  15. After living forty years of my life in Missouri and NY, you truly have my sympathy about living in the humidity you are living in now! I do hope you are able to revive your tomatoes! I just planted a Sun Gold tomato plant...but the label showed red tomatoes and last year the Sun Gold tomatoes I grew were...gold...hmmmmmm

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