Monday, May 22, 2006

Cold n Rainy

It is about 8 C or 46.4 F outside and raining.

It was been like this most of the weekend too. It was a bit nicer on Saturday, so I went out thinking that the worst of the weather was over, to spray weeds. A few hours later, the heavens opened up again. I am sure that all the glyphosate I expensively lavished on our weeds has been washed off.

I thought we were done with the central heating for the season. It is near the end of May. But today, both the open fire in the back room and the range (that heats the radiators) have been re-lit. (blurry photo of the range)

I am really glad that I didn't plant out the corn and the beans. They will not like these cool and damp conditions. I am sure that there would be all sorts of nasty fungi waiting to attack tender plants that are languishing in temperatures too cold for them to thrive. I got the rest of the bean frames up though. Bamboo canes won't rot in the rain. They're pretty sturdy that way.
I also finished that Granny skirt I have to wear on Wednesday night. It turned out pretty well.

I was thinking that with the current fashion of big floaty skirts, I might get away with wearing this skirt out in public. Then I tried it on. I decided that it is definately NOT fashionable and this skirt will not see ordinary use. Then I went and stuck on two pockets in the front to make sure I didn't change my mind about wearing it in public. (those pockets are actually perfectly aligned. They just look crooked in the photo)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

nice skirt! you could wear it in public here in D.C. my boss has a whole wardrobe of these things, although hers don't have pockets-- slimming, don'tcha know....

gran said...

oops...i went back to change something, and it erased me name. that was from me, of course....

J-Funk said...

I like the skirt! If you made me a white one I could wear it with my kickin' boots...

We had unusually cold weather here this weekend too but no rain thankfully... if we had I woulda come over to warm up by your toasty-looking stove (easier said than done!).

Anonymous said...

It's a nice skirt Peg, and I am impressed that you can decide it needs pockets and -voila- pockets! A wise decision. What would a girl do without pockets?! Don't let Dad see this or he will send you a matching coal shuttle hat! (I have one.)

Sal

Peggy said...

I have the same apron and bonnet set. Dad sent me blue ones. The apron is scary with its giant sunflower print, but it is big and will cover you when you don't want to get dirty while cooking. The bonnet however is in the costume box in the attic.