Sunday, July 21, 2013

Spot of bad weather

We had a spot of bad weather Friday night, with quarter-sized hail, high winds and a(nother) deluge of rain. If you enlarge the picture below by clicking on it, you can see some hail coming straight down while more has deflected off the roof and is moving left to right.

No major damage in the garden but an indoor night! It even blew the tent over in the backyard. I cooked up some more saskatoon jam and we also made some saskatoon and oatmeal muffins. The fellow down the street is again keen to trade his berries (which are just now ripening) for some produce so I'll go pick a few more tomorrow. I also see the first raspberries out front.

The rain showed that the gutters on the south side of the house were plugged (again? still?) with more $%#!&@*# elm seedlings so I spent this afternoon atop the ladder doing the smelly job of unmucking them.

I picked up a wine press this weekend and hope to make a garburetor apple crusher over the next few weeks. That should set me up for the fall apple season. We also got the last few remaining bags of frozen beans and rhubarb out of the freezer and started to replace them with blanched greens.

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