Spring on Hold, Weather Reality Check

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It has been unseasonably nice here in the last couple weeks.  Hi temperatures in the 70’s, even 80’s, when the average is closer to 50.  Everyone has been out on the weekends, starting their spring routine yard work.  But, that was just a taste.

Today the high is supposed to be in the 40’s and rain all day.  Luckily for me, after we got back from K-State with Bromont, I had enough time to finish up putting compost into the garden and tilling it in.  Then I planted alot of early season vegetables-chard, spinach, lettuce, mesclun, etc.  It is nearly early spring here, close enough, so these should do alright.

Bromont had a great check-up yesterday.  His pneumonia is completely gone on the x-rays.  So, we cut back the antibiotics.  He seems to have more energy, but he’s only eating double cheeseburgers from McDonalds.  Hopefully he’ll get a hankering for dog food again, but I’ll feed him cheeseburgers if that what he wants to eat.  We don’t have to go back for three weeks.

I got in a “good” ride yesterday.  On Tuesdays, the local club sort of just blows off riding.  Well, they ride, but like 15 miles on the bike path, and then meet for $3 beer at PT’s.  I’ve never done the ride, but sometimes meet up after.

I was pretty beat after hauling compost all afternoon.  The weather had already switched and the wind was fairly brisk, around 20 mph, for the northeast.  I had ear buds in, and was planning on riding an hour and a half.  But I got in more, maybe 2:15.  I tried to ride pretty hard, but ended up sort of bonking the last 20 minutes or so.  I only ate a couple donuts for lunch, so guess I ran out of juice.

I don’t really feel sick now, but am really run down by allergies.  I can feel it.  First thing in the morning, the first step, I can tell.  I’ve got too much other stuff going on to be worrying about riding good or bad right now, so it is what it is.

Glad the NCAA tournament has started.  Always a good method to pass some time.  Plus, Milan-San Remo is on Sunday.  So, good sports viewing.

It is supposed to get nice again by the weekend.  Back into the 70’s, which seems normal now, but really is a treat.

I sometimes just dig in the compost, but got out the rototiller yesterday.

I sometimes just dig in the compost, but got out the rototiller yesterday.

I re-did the compst pile, layering it, plus added water.  It should be steaming soon.

I re-did the compost pile, layering it, plus added water. It should be steaming soon.

Dr. Harkin, Bromont and I yesterday at K-State.

Dr. Harkin, Bromont and I yesterday at K-State.

My brother, Kris, looking svelt, last night on the St. Patrick's Day beer ride.  The green beer looked pretty horrible.

My brother, Kris, looking svelte, last night on the St. Patrick’s Day beer ride. The green beer looked pretty horrible.

The weekend offerings from the donut shop in Aggieville, K-State.

The weekend offerings from the donut shop in Aggieville, K-State.

Two iffy days, then nice again.

Two iffy days, then nice again.

 

8 thoughts on “Spring on Hold, Weather Reality Check

  1. Jeff Cozad

    If you’re reading Kris, The Irish have never made a beer thin enough to dye green. 😉 *lol*

     
  2. Voice of Reason

    A job helps pass the time…just sayin’

    Glad Bromont is doing better. Dawgs are crazy smart when it comes to the belly, you’ll never get him off the double cheeseburgers but I guess that’s just fine. I went thru a thing with my lab last year and she still expects the same treatment, more of a princess now than ever

     
  3. vtguy

    Glad to hear the good news about Bromont. I’m a vegetarian and always suspected that double cheeseburgers would taste like dog food.

     
  4. Freestyle

    Kris looks like Laurent Fignon. Enjoy your precious time with Bromont. He’s such a good looking dog I hope he has many more weeks of Cheeburger Cheeburger.

     
  5. Freestyle

    Kris looks like Laurent Fignon. Enjoy your precious time with Bromont. He’s such a good looking dog I hope he has many more weeks of Cheeburger Cheeburger left.

     
  6. channel_zero

    We got two very finicky dogs eating regularly by switching to raw food diet. Buy the patties frozen at the pet store and use them quickly once defrosted. Also, try mixing raw vegetables into their food. Leftover steamed veggies work a little better sometimes because they’ve got a bit of an odor, or maybe a little olive oil or whatever on them.

    Best wishes to Bromont and the family.

     

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