tger greenhaddock: Heatwave

Friday, July 21, 2006

Heatwave

I have been off work this last week as Mrs H was in hospital for a few days. She is now home safe and sound and is recovering well. I had planned to do lots of stuff with the Juniorette, some of which we did, but a lot of activities were scrubbed because it’s been too damn hot. The heat however means that we have harvested blackcurrants, gooseberries, zucchini, peas, strawberries, blueberries, cucumbers and a few tomatoes from the garden. We should start picking bell peppers, chilli’s and aubergines very soon.

To escape the heat in the mornings we have been going to an open air swimming pool in a village that is about 20 mins from us. We think its better that the Marburg open air pool and the local lakes. We only discovered it this year, its never really packed, has a good water slide and spring boards for diving. The Juniorette’s diving skills have really come on the last few days. She is diving really well off the lower springboard now.

Above is a picture of a swallowtail butterfly that I managed to snap a few days ago

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10 Comments:

Blogger Maribeth said...

I hope Mrs. H. is doing okay and that this was nothing serious!

July 21, 2006 9:01 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Sounds like a great harvest!
All the best to Mrs. H - hope she is doing well.

July 22, 2006 7:40 AM  
Anonymous Belinda said...

here's to a speedy recovery and garden goodness in Casa Haddock :D

July 22, 2006 4:22 PM  
Blogger CanadianSwiss said...

I hope it was nothing serious and that she's recovering well. Hey, and the way you're growing things, you won't need to do many groeries this season! :)

July 22, 2006 5:27 PM  
Blogger CanadianSwiss said...

Uhh, groceries, of course.

July 22, 2006 5:28 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Hope youe wife is doing well.

We have been getting a lot of heat and no rain for quite some time. Even though I water almost everyday, my garden doesn't look that great right now.
Your butterfly bush looks quite well, though. Great pic!

July 23, 2006 3:51 AM  
Blogger The Naked Nerd said...

Hey Haddock, Yea it's been hot as hell lately. I must admit I'd rather have +35 degrees than -15. I think Germany has been having a great summer so far.

July 23, 2006 10:15 AM  
Blogger Haddock said...

Maribeth - Mrs H is now fully recovered, and it wasn't anything serious :)

Karen - The harvest is going well and so is Mrs H :)

Belinda - Thankfully Mrs H is a person that recovers fast from illness or surgery :)

Canadianswiss - We are eating more & more from the garden, and it does taste so much better than shop bought veg! :)

Sylvana - We've had a few thundery showers, but what we could really do with is a nice steady rain for a few hours :)

Naked Nerd - Looks like the great summer is set to continue! :)

July 24, 2006 2:13 AM  
Blogger The Naked Nerd said...

LOL That it does dude, isn't it great. ;)

July 24, 2006 7:40 AM  
Blogger EuroTrippen said...

Best wished to Mrs. H., make sure to pamper her!

July 25, 2006 10:33 PM  

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