Thursday, June 17, 2010
Rain, sun, rain
A typical Flinders day - it should have been blowing a gale and raining. It alternated between all 4 seasons. Bucketing this morning - then 11 o'clock I was stuck so I went and planted out a punnet of red onions that have been waiting a week - in a t-shirt. It was windless and hot enough for the local gecko to put his head out and ask if it was my shout. By 12 the onions and the gecko were getting a good soaking. Then the sun was out enough for B to put the washing out again. I needed some veggies for the stirfry tonight, and went out in the gooti (new word especially for Dirk Flinthart)(thin sticky, mizzly rain - it's Shona, I think. Like sussuration it sounds like what it is.) and picked some spinach, a jalapeno, carrots, and some fresh Italian Parsley and thyme. This is the first of our Jalepenos (we used the ones Lisa gave us up to now - which were so mild.) These - having planted late and struggled along since January and ripening very slowly and temp stressed are toilet roll in the freezer stuff - which may be just as well as Pads is down with flu/cold and B and I are feeling Inge's 'crook'. Chili could burn it out. Anyway, we still wait. The boys for exam results, B for her test result. Me for my brain to tie up the last threads. It's not going easy, but we'll get there.