Yesterday, September 27 2010, was the hottest day on record ever for Los Angeles, CA. The national weather service thermometer broke at 113. A friend in Long Beach said that it got up to 115 there.
Here in Huntington Beach, my rather inaccurate outdoor thermometer hit 100. By opening the house up at night and closing it during the daytime, we kept the indoor temps between 78 and 83, depending on which room we were in. We don’t have air conditioning, but we had a fan going. If I start to feel overheated, I take a gel pack out of the freezer and put it on my head, chest, tummy, legs and arms, rotating it around until my core cools off.
It was so hot that the green beans were already cooked when I picked them and our chickens laid boiled eggs. It’s supposed to be less hot today. Hope so, because there is a marine layer and the humidity is up. My plan is to stay out of the sun again today.
Here is our harvest for the past week ending Sunday Sept. 26, 2010. The harvest includes the first of our Brandywine tomatoes. Oh, my, they really are tasty. Even better than my Black Krims.
2 lbs 6.5 oz. Apples, Granny Smith
Subtotal Fruit 2 lbs 6.5 oz.
1 lb Green Beans, pole Blue Lake
10 lbs 12 oz. Tomatoes
Subtotal Vegetables 11 lbs 12 oz.
Total Produce 14 lbs 2.5 oz. plus 11 eggs
Visit Daphne’s Dandelions to see what others harvested last week.