Saturday, April 25, 2009

Summer in April

It's that time of year again. Farmer's market time! Although the farmer's market is open year round, we wait for the warm weather and the greenery to arrive. Many plants were for sale, but I try to avoid planting until late in May. Instead I picked up locally made yogurt, handmade raviolis, and free-range eggs. It was great to be back, and it will be even better once the locally grown veggies start showing up.

It's also lawn mowing time once again. I finally dug the mower out from under many months of clutter in the garage and fired it up. Bright sun and high 80s made it feel more like August than April. I had to take a cool shower just to recover.

Late in the afternoon I went out for some cookie dough ice cream. All in all, it felt like a summer day!


Stacy said...

The plants are all so tempting aren't they?! We've already mowed twice this year - and it needs a third really bad. Sigh. I am loving this warm weather - though it does wear you out fast if you are trying to do anything in the yard.

Smellyann said...

Ah, the Farmer's Market. You know I'm a fan.

And a cool shower after sweaty, hot work? LOVE IT!!

But yeah, it's summer in April here, too. Oy!

Electronic Goose said...

Yay for farmers markets!! I can't WAIT for June 21 when ours opens! So happy for you. As my favorite farmer says when I buy some of her produce, "Happy dinner!"

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Sounds wonderful. I am excited to begin gardening! Veggies as well as the pansies etc I've already planted.