Mother nature, that is.
Two nights in a row that we're startled awake at 3am by crashing thunder shaking the house, violent rains and blinding lightning - and more severe storms are in the works for later today :-o
Soggy, soggy, soggy.
30C with humidex right now, the air is thick with moisture - makes it difficult to breathe. I can feel the mold growing on my skin from lack of sun and dryness!
"mold, the other blue skin"
According to the weather tracking people, we've had more than double the normal rainfall for this area the past month.
In other news, well you'll have to wait for a post in my Chicken Diaries to find out... key word: chickies, glorious sweet chickies! Yep I gots 'em this morning - squeeee!
On the way home I stopped at the local bakery to get some hand-made artisan bread - you know, the good stuff you can't get in grocery stores. What a treat! The baker's from France and his shop's been open a year and a half, business is slowly picking up and I really wish him and his wife the best of success - I'll sure go back on a regular basis!
Super friendly, he showed me the kitchen, dough rising area, the ingredients (all organic and sourced locally) - wow, sparkling clean and oh, the sweet smell of rising dough... *heaven*. Every single client that came in while I was there was greeted on a first-name basis with big smiles all around, everyone raving about the quality of the goods. Then I mentioned I raised hobby chickens and had colored eggs... and what do you know, I just gained a handful of new clients including the baker, who will trade me day-old breads and baguettes for the flocks in exchange for some eggs!
Absolutely thrilling, if you ask me :-)
OK, time to go check on the new babies and prep the horses' stalls for the night, they need a break from all this rain and will for sure appreciate a good few hours of sleep for a change.
I just saw a threat of 1-inch in diameter hail with severe rainfall, thunder, the works - it's on the way. Are they kidding me? :-o
Dinner tonight is oven roasted chicken (not mine!), broccoli and a side of rice or something.
As long as we don't run out of power before I'm done cooking!
/end of Baby Love Not Rain Love post/