a green, rainforesty, day
have you ever been to the conservatory of flowers in san francisco? or spent more than 10 minutes in any greenhouse? yes? you must be somewhat familiar with that rainforest air, the kind that makes you feel like you are swimming instead of walking....that is the seriousness of humidity we are dealing with in central north carolina right now. the kind that soaks through your shirt and makes every last bit of straw and grime and dirt stick to your once-upon-a-time lovely, but now weathered & tanned skin. it is the exact weather that air conditioning units were created for.
fortunately for us, we have no such units, but we do have a whole lot of gardening and animal and tractor work to do on such days. so we try to not let the weather smother us. and we do things like take breaks at the creek, and have beers at lunch (followed by several liters of water). the humidity has got to blink first. it must. there is tell of a rain storm coming into night and lasting through the weekend. i don't dare dream, but i would be rather keen if it did stop by.
tonight we are off to a dinner party on the hill, underneath the hay barn, to send off a good friend of the farm in style. tomorrow is filled with famers markets. and sunday will be just another day on the farm. hopefully one of these days sweet little arlo will make it safely into this world and i can run off to see him do so and get a break from my beloved but muggy farm.
bon week-end everyone.
1. must pull-out this useless cabage that does not seem to be forming any sort of head, just flamboyant, large purple leaves..but they are too pretty.
2. nothing quite makes the farm look ever more green than a grey day.
3. a very long list of half-begun, half-finished books by our bedside.
4. rudy & rose having a break in the creek and catching a cool drink.
Posted by kate at 6:11 PM