Tuesday, May 24, 2011

IS THIS MAY OR JULY ???????

Man it's already hot early this morning,when I looked at the thermometer in the new chick's brooder it said 100 degrees. Of course the thermometer is under the light in there and this morning the chicks were definitely not under the light. I opened the front of the brooder box and turned off the light. The morning sun hits the chicken houses,but by noon they are in the shade so that works out good for them when it's hot.
After chores and breakfast I did laundry and housecleaning ,taking only a short lunch break so I could get all the work done before the hottest part of the day. We haven't turned on our air conditioner yet and with cooler weather predicted for the end of the week I'm hoping to wait.
I hung a load of towels out on the line to dry and it only took about an hour to dry with the hot sun and wind that is blowing today.

I decided to put the new breaker strip in my bedroom to hopefully stop the sound of the lightening that comes from my clock radio. In order to get to the plug I had to move the bedside table and crawl on my side around and behind our head board. Well I got in there,got the plugs switched and then for some reason I found I couldn't back out. Hummm, I thought about who I could call and then realized I had taken my phone off so I wouldn't scrape it on the floor. I wriggled and wriggled and finally got myself out . I was laughing so hard I know if anyone had come in and heard me they would have deemed me insane !! I've a feeling I will be sore tomorrow.

On my daily walk this evening I passed by this gorgeous Queen Anne's Lace .
Hubbie's grandmother used to gather these,dry them and spray paint them all colors to sell for dried arrangements.

Each spring I am amazed when these beauties bloom.These wild yellow Iris's are often called "queen of the swamp", but in my yard they are far from any swamp. They have thrived for years at the top of the hill and this year with the dry weather have had only a few blooms but are a special treat.
Here is a poem written about them.

THE WILD YELLOW IRIS

"THOU ART THE IRIS,FAIREST AMONG THE FAIREST,
WHO,ARMED WITH GOLDEN ROD
AND WINGED WITH THE CELESTIAL AZURE,BEAREST
THE MESSAGE OF OUR GOD"

by: HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW
(1807-1882)

As I turned back toward the house the sun was dropping behind the trees.
I made it back to the house just in time as #2 son and Hubbie finished exchanging haircuts and #1 son and g-son came by to visit for a little while.

I baked 12 caramel cakes,2 coconut ,2 chocolate and 2 pound cakes tonight.
The high today was 86 degrees and tomorrow is supposed to be even hotter. May have to fire up the AC early this year !!!

Thanking God for the blessings He pours out on me everyday.
Good Night and God Bless.

2 comments:

NCmountainwoman said...

It's hot indeed. I went to visit my aunt in Morganton. It was even hotter down there. We finally turned on the air conditioner. We tell each other we would be fine but we need it for the dogs.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Marilyn, It's hot here also and does feel like JULY... I have been feeling kinda sick today --so the heat doesn't help.

Love your wild yellow Irises... I have some purple ones --but I love the yellow ones. Yellow is my favorite spring color!!!!

We have a slight risk of severe weather tomorrow. I hope not--but we could use some rain..

Have a good Thursday.
Hugs,
Betsy