The temperatures here are soaring. I know that they are nothing like what some of you in the deep south experience, but I am feeling the heat.
The street workers were back for a few moments today. These guys walked down the street, following a backhoe and shoveled the excess dirt away. The backhoe just scooped about 6 inches of dirt away. I think that the pavers will be coming within the next few days.
And today I saw a new sight. I didn't really notice until I looked at my photos, but this gal's hard hat is pink. And backwards. How's that for a statement!
So what have I been doing in all of this heat? A bit of spinning of course. Here is my mystery yarn. So called because it was a failed experiment and I dunked it in another dye pot. It is one of my "never to be repeated" yarns.
This is just more red. It is merino that had been sitting around for quite a while and had felted a bit. I predrafted it, but still had a bit of a problem with the slubs.
We also have been doing a little gardening. The weeds were beginning to take over and so we all managed to do a bit of weeding. Well, actually a LOT of weeding. This was the first time that everyone pitched in and helped without complaint! I was so impressed. Even wee Nicole helped when it was time to do the watering. And speaking of watering, we were suppose to get some showers this afternoon but there is no sign of any rain. And hot sunny days for the next few days mean that we may have to go water again.
Everything in the garden is growing well. Except the peas, swill chard, lettuce and beets. And they would all be doing fine if the local deer would find somewhere else to have a buffet. The little devil has even taken to eating the strawberries. Or at least a bite or two off a fair number of them. We are not amused with the deer. I was told the other day that marigolds will keep the deer out of the garden, and as luck would have it, I did plant marigold seeds this year. Unfortunately, not a single one of them sprouted. Not one.
Ah, well. I just say the gardeners motto......"maybe next year"