It has been 95f here today and yesterday was about the same - some of the roads are melting too!
It is far too hot for me to type up recent events. We went up tonight at 9.30pm to water the essential plants and it was still sweltering. Someone's been helping themselves to water from my tanks - and a quick look on you know who's plot and damp patches around some lettuce and sweetcorn and onions tells me that I do not need Inspector Poirot to solve this mystery. No wonder the water was going down fast!
The chooks were still up so I let them out for a play - and guess what - 2 brown eggs and one peach one with slit in it - a strange - almost as though it had been stabbed with the tip of a knife. Hmmm
When I walked down that end I saw a rabbit rush out of the flower beds to the fence on the other side and disappeared through it. I couldn't believe my eyes. After letting the girls out for a mooch about, I went to take a look. There was a huge hole cut in the chicken wire - bigger that an football. If I didn't know better I would have thought that I have been sabotaged. Or maybe I have. This hole was too huge to miss. And considering I walk past it several times a day, and had done a thorough inspection tour when I found the last hole, it was definitely not there then.
We were up there Friday evening, and I missed Saturday as it was so hot and I have visitors. I knew the girls would be alright as they have a shade over their long run and get the shade in the afternoon. They have a big food hopper now, that will last them at least a week, and also water containers so that they have 6 litres of water, so I knew they would be fine for one day without a visit.
So I had to repair the fence before I could water - put another length of very close mesh fencing in front to the other, bent the wire all along the bottom for 6 inches and pegged it in places to the ground - will put more pegs in later in the week.
The original fence is buried a spade deep to prevent from tunnelling under - which they don't. Clever these rabbits nowadays - they can now eat their way through chicken wire!
Isn't it great that the rabbits have eaten all the bottoms of the rudbeckias - we can walk in and out them now and have a dig
A wander aroung the flower beds - doing the insect patrol
They have inspected the flower beds and are just finished off the broad bean bed - next stop the gooseberry patch
On the dig around the mulch on the baby asparagus plants - they are always good for an insect or two.
Come on you two, there are lots of gooseberries here - I just saw a pigeon fly off - so if they can eat them so can we
How right you are for once Ginger
All this foraging for food is hot work isn't it - I am going to take a rest
They all have their favourite rhubarb plant to hide under and have a siesta - wish I could too.
Come on girlies time for lunch