Saturday, June 27, 2009

Mrs Bale makes an appearance

The rather puzzled look on Mrs Bale's face is because she wonders why we in the northern part of the state are a little pocket of cool and cloudy whilst (her word - I'm not being pretentious here!) all around us have rain, rain, rain. My fellow New England bloggers are soggy with rain, yet we have actually had to water the plants a few times. We've had a couple rainfalls, but really nothing to write home about. The clouds have kept the grass nice and green. I harvested lots of spinach, and the peas and lettuce are growing beautifully. We've had enough sun and heat to get the zucchini (oops, courgettes!) and yellow beans popping out of the soil. The flowers are all putting on a great show, and honestly I have no complaints weather-wise. It has been quite a British spring which I love.

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  1. Mrs Bale, it is so nice to see you out this spring. You must have been busy since this winters end. The weather here is HOT and HUMID. Enjoy your spring-like weather.

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  2. Oh, send us some of your weather. We are baking down here.

    I adore Mrs. Bale! She comes on TV tonight!!

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  3. I thought of you the other night when I was watching As Time Goes By (the protesting the bypass episode). I have been watching this show for a couple of years on PBS and this is the first time I put two and two together when I saw Mrs. Bale ride away on her motorbike. Sounds like you had a bountiful harvest. Enjoy:)

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  4. And up until this past week, we've had a Pacific Northwest sort of summer with lots of cloudy skies and rain, rain, rain. The grass is still very lush and green. By now, it usually has begun to get brown patches here and there. I haven't even had to use the sprinkler on it more than once! This past week was very hot, but we had a lot of storms to compensate. I'm not complaining!! :)

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  5. It's been a cool, wet month here, too. Lots of graduation ceremonies moved indoors Friday and today (and soggy parties!). We're keeping our fingers crossed for the grads tomorrow.

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  6. It's been sort of a British spring for us, as well, except yesterday evening we had golfball sized hail, slashing rains, and high winds, and again this evening there has been thunder for two hours and downpouring rain! :( But things sure are green and thriving! :)

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  7. Lovely to see Mrs. Bale again. We are to have rain here for the next four or five days. Oh well, better than snow.

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  8. I am so envious... I have had to clean the mold out of my geraniums!

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  9. Thank you all for your appreciation of Mrs Bale! I thought it had been far too long since she had visited the blog. :<) Oh, the weather today? A little sunny earlier, now cloudy and coolish. So far, summer is like the spring was.

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  10. Sounds like your garden is doing well.I just hope I get some good tomatoes this year-last year they let me down.

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  11. Larry, I have given up growing tomatoes. I know, it surprises me too. :<) But with three weekly farmers' markets close by, with many varieties of tomatoes available, we've decided to use the garden for other plants. We have one plant of sweet 100s which a co-worker gave to Tom. Good luck with yours!

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  12. We are simply sodden, saturated with rain here in Nova Scotia, Nan! Enough to cause my lettuce to wilt and turn to mush. :( So, I can send you all the moisture you need.

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  13. Nancy, the past few days have been nothing but rain! Today the sun is out, but there are parts of the lawn that are spongy. I'm thankful the plants are all okay but we don't need anymore rain. I think it is predicted for next week, but we are supposed to lose some of this humidity today or tomorrow. That's been the worst part - clammy so that we don't know if we are hot or cold. :<)

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