Saturday, June 5, 2010

Swamp Pants

DSC_1715_4381Like nails on a chalkboard.   As regular as Punxsutawney Phil on February 2 – I cringe when I hear those non natives to Bakersfield, California whine, “When is it going to get warm?” each winter and spring.   Be careful what you ask for, stranger.

Well it’s here.  Hibernating season in the Great San Joaquin Valley has begun.  Get up before the sun has a chance to pierce your spirit and get as much outside work done before swamp pants sets in.  What is swamp pants?  Turn away now if you really don’t want to know.

Swamp pants is where all the sweat on your body trickles down and rests in the crotch of your pants.  Yeah.  It’s gross and I hate it.  Wearing cotton or linen helps but does not prevent the disgusting occurrence of swamp pants.  There will be no relief until Halloween or beyond.  Each day that I turn the calendar page and chant, “It’s almost October.  It’s almost October,” is one day closer to relief from swamp pants.

That’s the way summer rolls here.  Take a peek at the temperature in the shade today.  Happy?DSC_1716_4382

This is the 1st day the air conditioner was switched on.  Time to pay tithing to PG&E.


And Sow My Garden Grows said...

Wow! Hot day for you. I lOVE early mornings in the garden before the heat kicks in. It's a perfect way to start the day. Weird to think just a few days ago we had the heater on here..It's been a strange Spring this year for sure.

Bill Bird said...

VERY HAPPY Maybelline -- thank you for asking. It's mid 90's and sunshine up here in the Sacto area. We are finally getting our slice of California heaven. Tomatoes don't grow much under a thick cloud cover -- which has kept you nice and cool for longer than expected and kept us northerners in MISERY. Well NO LONGER! Now -- I'm not happy that you're sweltering -- let's get that point made. But I am happy to get our slice of sunshine -- and I might add our heirloom plants are loving life.


*Bill - the growth spurt in the garden is tremendous with these past few days of hot weather. As long as there is air conditioning, life ain't so bad. Thanks for pointing me towards Farmer Fred. He is a delight to listen to and read.