Thursday, 13 August 2009

First Apricot.


So that I can post the readings on the same day as the blog post they are of the previous 24 hours up to 6 pm today.
Temp Low: 11C
Temp High: 29C
Rainfall: 0mm
Cont. Days Without Rain: 1
Dry Days This Month: 7
Wind Level For The Day 2
Pressure: 1001.6
Weather: Warm, sunny and much calmer than yesterday.

2009 Highs & Lows
Min for the year: -5 C (4th February)
Max for the year: 35 C (1st July)
Most rain in 24 hours: 39mm (5th June)


See to the sheep
Thu 13/08/2009 08:00
Thu 13/08/2009 08:20
20 minutes

See to the greenhouses
Thu 13/08/2009 08:20
Thu 13/08/2009 09:00
40 minutes

Mow the grass
Public Gardens
Thu 13/08/2009 09:00
Thu 13/08/2009 10:15
1.25 hours

North Front
Public Gardens
Thu 13/08/2009 10:15
Thu 13/08/2009 10:30
15 minutes

Break for tea
Thu 13/08/2009 10:30
Thu 13/08/2009 10:50
20 minutes

Mow the lawn
Main Lawn
Main Garden
Thu 13/08/2009 10:50
Thu 13/08/2009 12:45
115 minutes

Break for lunch
Thu 13/08/2009 12:45
Thu 13/08/2009 13:30
45 minutes

Mow all the lawns
Walled Garden
Thu 13/08/2009 13:30
Thu 13/08/2009 16:00
2.5 hours

Mow all the rough grass
Public Gardens
Thu 13/08/2009 16:00
Thu 13/08/2009 18:00
2 hours

The family are up for a couple of weeks so I thought I would take a picture of the Apricots because no doubt they will all disappear this weekend. When I was looking for a tree for this position in the conservatory I was really wanting a peach tree but I was a bit late so all they had left was Apricot trees so rather than waste a year I settled for this Apricot tree which is okay but there are times when I wished I’d held out for a peach tree. I will have to see if they will let me get one for the outdoors. This Apricot tree has been in three summers now and this is the first fruit from it.

Sara Oh yes I agree, human’s don’t know the meaning of faithful compared to a dog. I love when I get frustrated about something and I’m on the verge of cursing something and then you get a pointy nose prodding you for some attention, it just takes away all the frustration, it’s as if they can tell you need to fuss something.
fireweedmeadow Thank you for visiting and I’m pleased you find something I write of interest. I sometimes wonder what the point of it all is but then I think of the people who read what I write and the nice things that say so that makes it all worthwhile in the end.
Jeanette, That’s got that sorted then! I keep looking at the ghost in the picture because I can’t figure out what it really is, it does look like a ghost looking over the guys shoulder but it can’t be can it.


Jim said...

That's a fine looking Apricot, Bob. My favorite is peaches too, I don't think I've ever eaten an apricot. Jelly and preserves, yes.

I am enjoying your Haddon Hall pictures. You visited there when you hiked in the Pennines? I was not aware it was used for film making until tonight. I like your weather readings, they seem to be in a comfortable range.

Jeanette said...

Gday Bob, That Apricot would be well gone "Eaten" if I seen it first oh so Yummy. just love summer "Stoned" fruits Apricots my favorite Fresh, Jam.Jelly. bottled in any form, with Nectarines comming a close 2nd then peaches.I usualy buy them direct from the grower or market.

Anonymous said...

Apricots in Yorkshire? Am I hallucinating? And talk of peaches strikes me as even more odd. I had extremely tasty, but I must admit boring, pears in Leicestershire and that was as exciting as the fruit harvest got. I must stick to berries these days, and even blackberries won't grow here. Had been hoping for cherries off a cold hardy Evans cherry tree but a moose ate the top off the tree last year just as progress was being made. Enjoy that apricot!


Matron said...

Oh that apricot looks perfectly ripe. Did you eat it?

Bob said...

No I didn't get to eat any of them yet as the family are here so I feel obliged to leave things for them until I think they're going to waste - the fruit or veg that is - not the family!

Bob said...

No I didn’t time to visit any places like that when I was walking also I would probably have got thrown out as I was like a mobile bog most of the time. Haddon Hall is a place I visited once, its near to my home village.

Next year if I can get a few more fruit on the tree (More than my boss can easily count) I will be trying one or two for myself you can be sure.