It's a little warm these days, temperatures in excess of 100 degrees is unusual for our area. While the reported temperatures have hit 108 some areas have exceeded this, in fact, my Jeep registered 109 just yesterday. It's starting to affect electronics as well. My dash lights were dim in the middle and dials were not working correctly. Can I use that excuse if I'm picked up for speeding? (LOL)
We've hit the point where no matter how much we water, the heat has stressed the plants too much. Bushes and trees weep, leaves withered and fading. I'm not sure if we'll get anything more out of the garden if we don't get rain soon. I can't keep up watering everything we have and if push comes to shove, the permanent bushes will win out over tomatoes especially since I have so many dehydrated and canned.
I will say we have a bounty of acorn and spaghetti squash, thanks to a little duct tape for removing the squash bug eggs. I can't believe how much I like acorn squash with butter and brown sugar. I guess they are mostly mine, the hubby likes a plate of meat with meat side dishes and perhaps a meat pie for dessert!
I can't believe I'm saying this but I hope we have lots of snow this winter to replenish what we have been lacking. The wells in some areas are not keeping up. We're lucky ours is deep. I hope you all are keeping cool.
St. Louis is seeing some unbelievable heat this summer: On Wednesday, the city hit 108 degrees, says Weather Underground meteorologist Jeff Masters. "This marked the 11th day this summer in St. Louis with temperatures of at least 105 degrees," he says, "beating the old record of 10 such days in 1934."
There was some relief in St. Louis on Thursday: the temperature didn't break 100.
Twenty-four people have died from the heat in St. Louis so far this summer.