2017 Harvest



Thursday, July 5, 2012

So hot :/

I could spend all this post on complaining how hot it is here. But I won't cause then everybody from the Europe will hate me...naaah thinking it better I will complain :) Every day we have temperatures over 36°C (96F) and we are on a mountain (400m) so it should be colder here..but it isn't.

The most heat problems in our garden we see on blackberries that are now ready for harvest. But fruits are maturing too fast. I pick them every day but because of the extreme heat fruits in just one day turn from pink to cooked.

This blackberry in the middle is still not ready because it's still partly red but I had to pick it up today


or this would have happened to it


They turn white, they are..well there really isn't a better way to describe it than "cooked". they only get white on the side that was in the sun all day. Even the pink ones that aren't for picking are turning white.


Same problem is with lettuce. All of it has started producing seeds. It's not that bad cause we will have seeds for next year but still there was too much lettuce ready for eating and in just one day it became too bitter and uneatable.


Rest of the garden is still alive. Watermelon is looking good


Peppers are finally growing. Maybe there will be something out of them.


Only thing that loves sun are the flowers. They are growing like crazy.

Zinnias


Nigella flowers...I really like them. They are nice and blue :)



Today I brought home:

3 kilos of potatoes (105. 6 oz)
1 kilo of blackberries (32.5 oz)
1,2 kilos of cucumbers ( 42.24 oz)
A few carrots, parsley, onions, parsnip and some dill


Also I brought carrot leaves and some dandelion leaves for our bunny



Yes just one bunny. Again because of the heat 13 of our little bunnies died. We tried to cool down the basement room where they were, but it was impossible. Even though the room is on the side where there is no sun, and all the year it's the same temperature, this few weeks it got warm so it's now all the time over 30°C (86F) and young bunnies don't have "cooling system" so they die really fast. I see them in the morning they are running around, eating normally, and 2- 3 hours later I find them dead. Vets here don't have a clue about bunnies so they are no help at all. One of them said why are we surprised that animals die when people are dying from heat too.

So now we have 2 grown bunnies that are still in their room. They don't mind the heat. And the little one we took and placed inside a box in the living room. Here we have AC so we keep the temperature below 30°C.
He'll be here till the temperatures drop a little.

I think he likes it here :)





 The one that doesn't like this situation is Nero. He's constantly nagging, trying to throw the box with his nose and doesn't let us near the bunny. :)




 I guess I did complain in this post a lot. :)

2 comments:

  1. My friend had bunnies in an area that was very hot during the summer. They put frozen paper milk cartons in the bunny cages for a cooling system. The bunnies would lay next to the ice all day.

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    1. That's a really good idea...I'll definitely try it. Thank you!! ♥ :)

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