new year starts, hope springs eternal!
the sun is ripping up into the sky and it lingers in affect past 5 pm.
haven't u noticed? why not?
speaking of looking up, i am a certified shooting star expert, with nothing more in resume than looking up at them where i live, for a long time. not quite but almost daily they're there, weather dependent, and it seems to be more lately. planes, too. hey Chester! what is going on at the airport? we can all see, especially at night, that lately the airport is busy.
it's hot, like extra rain turning the dirt into late spring/early fall mud, and not like extra rain turning the frozen tundra into deathwalk top slippery icemud which should be winter.
north Europe and SE Asia are cooking. record stuff.
‘The most extreme heat wave ever seen in Europe’: Warm January topples records
last year, here, it proceeded along like this new normal, but hard reversed around late january early feb into an unpredicted chill spell, then later came the drought. were they related? idk, but if the temp unexpectedly heads down from new normal trend again later in the month, i'll be watching. and wondering.
good time to look at seed cat's, get a tool or such before the rush, mebbe build a simple coldframe out of, well anything really that can support a big piece of glass, or plexi, or fat plastic. i use lumber lying around, or cinderblocks, or sometimes i just mound up some dirt, and toss an old door with glass, or a patio one, on top.
there just may be folks around here chucking lettuce seeds and such into them within weeks. spring training starts in like 6 weeks, mebbe then.
the water is higher than in a long while, and the mud is real bad for this time of year. got a new cat 306 ex and a cat 289d3 skidsteer recently. (HO Penn, there is no other. they helped win the war, ww2, an all that. '23 is their hundredth anni). ha, 'skidsteer' i've been using skidsteers and bobcats a good while, since the time when they were'nt anything remotely close to these new machines. this one is almost 6 tons, with a 75 hp turbo diesel. freakin tank, if u ask me. i bet that we could send (mebbe we are?) these to the good guys in the war, and they'd come up with another 100 uses for it. anyway, all shiny and new, we've cut down on the test drives lately cuz we're making an unholy mess.
i say test drives becuz, unknown to me, apparently the whole world is on vacation. i mean, i called cl&p last friday, and their message was 'closed for the holiday.' what? 12/30 is now a holiday too? and yesterday? and today? their loss. i called becuz they put a new big combo lock on their
gate on my
dirt, and i wanted to learn the combo.
(r/o/w). we went and sawed that sucker off. i bet that lock cost them a hunster.
nice to see that lettuce came down a bit to under $4, but eggs still costing a real lot. world has food problems now, so grow some.