It is absolutely gorgeous weather here this week. Twenty some odd degrees up in the garden. Perfect temperatures to get stuff done. I melt if it gets too much warmer.. I am at my most productive in the spring and fall.
Some housekeeping matters of note.
With the never ending sunshine we have little reason to turn on the diesel generator. On the 16th, E turned it on to charge some tools up at the studio but at that point it hadn’t been on for a week. We used to have to turn it on to pump water every day. No more.
With the on going hot weather we have no reason to keep the fireplace going. This means we have no hot water coming from the water boiler.. We flipped a switch and resumed the propane on demand system. If the weather turns cold again and we light the fire, we can turn the propane system off. It’s a simple process.
We have just finished an awesome British police drama. Five seasons of Scott and Bailey… We also recommend the Bletchley Circle and Happy Valley. All British shows. All binge worthy, but Scott and Bailey was the best.
This winter has been really cold and I suspect we used double the firewood we normally have used. That said, it has been unusually dry and our water tanks are not as full as I had hoped. We are hoping for a really wet April (sorry).
The purple finch returned to the feeder today. Not sure if that is early or not. We have had whale sightings twice in the last two days. Two adults and a baby have been near the island but I haven’t been able to get a decent picture.
No sign of wildlife in the garden last night. We were able to get the tree bucked thanks to the loan of a chainsaw.. Thanks Anne!.. While E cut the tree, my job was to roll the rounds down the driveway to the wood pile. They were heavy and had a mind of their own. More than one landed in the ditch… But we got most of the job done. Our backs are old so we will finish tomorrow. No rush. Then we can think about repairing the fence.
And then we can get back to our
to do list