Is this the climate change/global warming they are talking about? June 23 and my furnace is running! The temp was down to 62 which is downright uncomfortable for sitting around the house any time. Outdoors we struggled up over the 50 degree mark finally (about 10C for you metric converts) but with the wild wind blowing day and night that is cold too. I kept warm hilling potatoes and sawing dead tree limbs part of the day while wearing coveralls and a heavy jacket. Not what you expect for June in Sask. I can remember June days when it was literally too hot to work out in the direct sunlight. I'd try to get jobs done in the early part of the day before it got too hot. Maybe I need to drive more and produce more CO2?
On the positive side the mosquitoes are not a problem while this wind blows. Unfortunately it is also too windy to spray crops. Meanwhile the weeds keep growing and the crop gets bigger, more prone to tire damage during spraying. Maybe tomorrow.
Saw the first potato bloom yesterday. And the first potato bug today.