Wednesday, June 01, 2011

June Month


My meadow, today.

June month. It is. So it is. June month.

I lit the fire last night when I got in. I was that cold. Today? Started out with a belt of sun but she changed her mind now that all the clothes are flapping nicely in the sea breeze. The front loading washer just about dries them anyway which is a bonus, both to the environment, the water and detergent use.

We had lots of jokes at cards about getting out the skis and everyone enjoying the winter. Still.

How can it be this cold? My mint didn't come up this year, first year in four. The strawberries sorta did. Too soon to tell. We put in the potatoes. I bought some basil which I daren't shove outdoors yet.

Frost still to come, they tell me. And they always know.

Three shrimp boats coming in today so the plant will be busy, but try and buy shrimp here and you'll see the packs marked 'Product of Thailand'. Figure that one out.

The capelin stock has diminished to crisis levels. About 5% of last year so I wonder about the whales as capelin are whale food. Will the whales be here this year? No one has the answers.

I'm thinking of some fruit trees and bushes. The meadow is a carpet of dandelions and forget-me-nots, something about the blue and the yellow does not make me crave a green perfect carpet of Kentucky bluegrass which is what they like to plant here in big rolls once they become citified or suburbanized, take your pick. And then spray it with unmentionables to keep it that way.

A bit of extra money does awful things to the environment, doesn't it?

14 comments:

  1. It's 95 here in Atlanta so your cold sounds good to me.

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  2. Sounds like a good beginning for another month. I do so hate to be cold, however. Wishing you warm breezes to dance the dandelions and forget me nots in the rolling fields.

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  3. Oh Marcia:
    I can't think in weather like that. My brain shuts down when the temp goes above 24C. See? I can no longer even think in farenheit.
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  4. Sharon:
    Lovely thoughts, thanks, the sun has come out again. I am soooo pleased. Still cold though.
    XO
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  5. we been rained on for the last month and now everything is happening so fast that you cant enjoy it..my lilac and crabapple just bloomed a few days ago and now they are done. I with you about those perfect lawns, couldn't care less...i love all those wild flowers. Also worried about your wales

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  6. We come a bit after you in the blossom department, Twain. I would love to get me a goat. I see more and more of them out here chomping on the grass. Someone should start a goat cheese business but the rules and regs are so vicious. and I couldn't murder one at the end of the summer. Oh boy. Not there yet.
    I find myself thinking about the whales, will do a post if news is good. And pics.
    XO
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  7. I love that blue and yellow, forget-me-nots are the perfect flower. I have friends who don't mow the lawn till the forget-me-nots are done. heh heh, sounds like a good excuse to me.

    Weatherman says cold wet spring and long hot summer, enjoy that cold while you can.

    It'll probably be hot in more ways than one...

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  8. Annie:
    when I was little I was allowed to plant some at the very back of the garden and spell out my name which is mercifully short as you know. I would tend to them like a granny, gloating to my friends as to what I had been allowed to do. Forget-me-nots have been so special since. I love the shade of blue.
    Very hot, I'd say.
    XO
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  9. So what happens to the locally harvested shrimps? Are they put on a plane and sold in Thailand?

    Some people are just happy to ruin the environment regardless of whether they're millionaires or paupers.

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  10. I sure do like your meadow of wildflowers. I don't care for the manicured lawns. People are mad to have them.

    I worry about the whales. I hope they find enough food.I'm also happy that no one is hunting them there.

    Why are you eating shrimp from Taiwan? What happens to your shrimp? At least we eat our local shrimp, although the poor fishermen are underpaid.

    The love of money is the root of all evil.

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  11. Nick:
    It wouldn't surprise me at all though I understand it is huge refrigerated ships that take them for processing in the lands of cheap foreign labour.
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  12. Nora:
    I heard the whales are on their way last night, I hope it is true!
    The shrimp are sent far away for processing.
    Apparently sorting them is also gruesome having talked to some plant workers.
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  13. I am a day late. The sun appeared in the afternoon yesterday so I went for a walk. Today was hot bright and sunny so I spent my day pulling weeds from the front of the house. Right now it looks like Sleeping Brauty's after 100 years of sleep! ;)

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  14. Your meadow is beautiful. Several years ago we cleared a large area between our house & the creek. I planted pounds & pounds of wild flower seeds. It was a glorious sight.

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