I got up and out early, had to drive to the John Deere place to get a part for the mower. Got stuck in traffic, a freeway closed down, and there were no exits for about 4 miles and it was ONE LANE. Took me almost 2 HOURS for a normal 20 minute trip. Got to the farm waaay later than planned.
It was hot, one of our hottest days so far this year. And humid. Just the kind of heat that you step outside and it takes your breath (and energy) away.
Had what a I call a "blowout" in the soaker hose. Water spewing out of a crack in the hose and the ground was soaked. Also, the tomatoes are done. We got a final haul of tomatoes but they are definitely over.
Put the new part on the mower, a starter relay that cost $20. Still wouldn't start. Sigh. Messed around with it for about 30 minutes (in the heat of the mower shed I might add) and then I tightened the connections on the battery again and it started. I'd done that before and it didn't work, but for some reason it did that time. At least I was able to mow everything...in the heat of the day.
As I was mowing, those ginormous banana spiders have webs everywhere, most often between trees. Well I ran into one and thought I got away easily. I was mowing for about fifteen MORE minutes, then I felt a leaf brushing the side of my hat and touching my cheek. As I reached up to brush it away, well, you know how this ends...it was a banana spider.
On my head.
And then my face.
For fifteen minutes.
The bees are dead. It's hard to write about, I feel like such a failure I will have a post up this week with pictures. Near as I can tell, it got so hot, the wax melted (too full?) the honey leaked out and drowned/killed most of the bees in the hive.
Just a downer of a day.
Today is better though, doing something fun here at home where it's cool. I'll catch up on comments later tonight after my project is done (and I'll have a post about that this week too).