For you John Prine fans, I'm sure you recognize the title of his album that came out...was it 10 years ago already?
We've been preoccupied with some missing dog issues. Hopi and Maggie, Brittany and Chesapeake respectfully, ran off Sunday morning and disappeared. They like to run on our property, but this is very unusual for them. So, Monday morning, Hopi returned. Maggie is still missing. This alone tells me that they were being held somewhere nearby, and Hopi managed to escape. It is just so out of character for them to just disappear. I'm suspecting a certain neighbor, and keeping a close eye on the situation. If my suspicion is true, it really sucks that we have neighbors like that.
Anyway, I just found out why Hopi was in a running mood. Let's just say that she and Togo...ummm....were just caught in a loving position. Oh crap, it's so hard to tell with Brittanys. when they're in season. A visit to the vet is in order. Sigh.
So...in other news, after freezing temps last week, we are caught in a heat wave. 90 degree highs here today, with lows in the 60's and fog, which means the dewpoint is at an uncomfortable level. I was out on a lake today, doing an aquatic plant survey, something which I guess is my calling this summer, and it was HOT. That, and our motor kept beeping, signaling that either we were clogged up and overheating, or that the signal was out of whack. Sigh. It was, however, the lake that I practically grew up on, at least on weekends spent at Grandma and Grandpa's, so I liked being there again. I had to pop a Claritin after we got off the lake; I'm allergic to a certain type of blue green algae, which was on its way to becoming abundant there.
I checked the garden tonight, and we have one tomato that is turning orange! It is a Stupice, my (so far) favorite early variety. We also have a Diva cucumber at five inches, almost harvestable. I harvested garlic on Saturday, and intended to post about it; maybe later. We used one of the new garlic cloves on grilled Lake Superior lake trout yesterday, and it was great!
Oh, and according to Site Meter I'm due to have my 50,000th visitor some time in a day or two. This calls for some kind of celebration.
And, while I'm here, I have harvested lupine seeds. Those of you who requested them, I'll try to get them out in the mail soon!