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When you live where we do...

Posted by RodandDenise on May 21, 2013

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We appreciate spring...

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Because winter can start in October...

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And spring can wait to peek its head out till May...

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The sun doesn't go down till after 10:30 pm on June 20th...

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and it never gets totally dark at night...

The sun apparently comes up around 5 am but I'm not up early enough to know exactly when...

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The grass grows so fast you can cut it twice a week - if you wanted to...

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But the weeds grow faster...

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There is still a slight risk of frost into June, so planting bedding plants too early is a risky business...

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The garden isn't finished being planted till late May...

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and is done by September...

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Many perennials don't make the winter, although well protected with sawdust (wonder where we get that?)...

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even if they are supposed to be "hardy"...

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We hit at least 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) a few times each summer...

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The cattle often don't go out onto pasture till the end of May, and come off in October unless there is stockpiled grass...

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The mosquitoes vary in size and speed, but not ferocity...

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We ENJOY our summers...

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And with so much light, we have beautiful flowers...

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and lots of birds...

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We get to work outside comfortably most days - unless it is 30 degrees Celsius, when only Rod still likes being out in the heat...

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We squeeze in a lot during the time we have...

So blog posts sometimes need to take a back seat during warm weather...

 

While I still have lots I want to say (just ask Rod about that...) I won't be planning to get out a couple posts a week like I have been. 

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Instead, I'll probably be out cutting the grass...

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or pulling weeds...

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or dealing with veggies fresh picked from the garden...

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or freezing or canning...

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or making juice or drying herbs or fruit...

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or maybe I'll be playing with horses...

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or cows...

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and still keeping up my end of things in the shop...

 

While Rod keeps working out there all day, every day, as per normal.

 

So, when I have time or something needs to be said, I'll write up a post.  But if I don't - well, don't be surprised.  I'm sure you all have lots to do other than read about saddle trees on the internet this summer too...

Comments:

Posted by Shayne on
All that to keep you busy and you still appear to have found time for finishing some dry wall. 8-) Amazing. Enjoy the thaw, Denise. Thanks for the posts.
Posted by RodandDenise on
Actually Shayne, we paid someone else to do that. Otherwise, it would still be on the list...
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