It’s beginning to look a lot like summer.
We’re waiting for the approaching thunderstorms and I can feel something is going on but I really can’t say I can see it. It’s a cloudy day but the clouds are so thin that the sun shines through without any problems. My kitchen thermometer says 26C (78,8F) but my bathroom thermometer says 23C (73,4F). The bathroom one has been in shadow since late morning so I trust that one more even if it feels like the kitchen one is right 🙂 High humidity as well so I haven’t done much today. The hardest thing I’ve done so far is the laundry but that I did already ay 8 am and the second hardest was to feed all the fish in the water barrels with larvae that was eating one of my clematis.
The fish seemed to enjoy it and all I had to do was to turn every leaf that was eaten and pick them. I’ll be able to do this for some days I think because I found larvae in all sizes. Otherwise we haven’t had many pests this summer, some aphids and a few butterfly larvae but I like butterflies so I didn’t touch them.
My two big apple trees won’t give me a single apple this year, no matter how I check I can’t find a single one. The heavy frost destroyed every single flower on t. I will however get some on my hand fan-shaped tree and lots on my crab apple tree too. Not many but big red gooseberries ( and plenty on my wild gooseberry bush too but those are always rather small and very hairy 🙂 )and reasonable many black currant berries. No raspberries though but there are loads of rasp berries in the forest and out by the fields. Lots of wild strawberries in the forest too and both them and the raspberries are just about to ripen now. No cherries though because of that frost night.
I brought my mosquito hat with me on our walks yesterday afternoon and this morning and to my big surprise I didn’t need to use it?! There were plenty of flies but they seemed to have lost interest in me. There were however a few horse and deer flies that showed a lot of interest in me but I managed to kill them all. It’s sad when one feel a sort of joy when killing something 🙂 🙂 🙂
I feel like I should be doing a pie of some kind but I have neither berries I can use or custard (or vanilla flavored quark). The berries in the garden needs a few more days with heat and sunshine before I can use them. So I think I might bake some cookies and use some rather nice blackberry jam I have. Or perhaps I should make some pancakes instead. Most people use whipped cream to their pancakes or ice cream, I have neither ( and really don’t like whipped cream unless it’s on a strawberry cake) so I’ll only have that rather nice jam instead.
Have a great day!