Ah the dog days of summer. I don’t know what that means. I just wanted to write it. If I really thought about the meaning I would guess it means it’s hot and you want to nap a lot. That’s not the weather we’re having. The dog is happy to hike, but we didn’t go out walking today. We do go through Robinson Woods though on many mornings, and he gets to go on his own hikes with my husband too.
We did see friends today – two friends at their lake place (we invited ourselves over for an afternoon swim and they joined us after their very athletic bike ride to the lake) and then two other friends came over for cocktails. Then we cooked out, but just for ourselves. I do have a compost bin. I haven’t added to it at all this year. I used to add to it all the time, and had a compost bin that I really liked that I kept under the sink.
A few years ago I talked to a Maine fig tree owner about the possibility of planting fig trees in my office window. It was a large retail window, and got a blast of sunshine from early morning on, I think until about 2. The plants I had there had to be rotated in the summer or moved further back in the office entirely to avoid blistering in the sun.
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