After giving the tomatoes and cukes some liquid fert this morning, I came in to cool off, get a snack and change clothes. It was very sticky today.
About 5 I thought it was cool enough (just under 90) to start with the bush hogging. I was able to get about 2/3 of the south pasture done, and then mowed the areas around both orchards and gardens, finishing about 7:30.
After that I worked in the tomato patch, staking up a few more plants. I'm surprised to see that I'm actually about to run out of tobacco stakes to prop the plants. So, I guess that I've used about 200 of them in the patch! Then the fishing line fence needed some repairs, finished that right at dusk.
Needless to say I was disgustingly filthy. I smelled of diesel, dirt, tomato plants, sweat and weeds. Even my dog made a face as I walked past him into the house. I had to clean up before I could even eat supper. Not feeling too bad after all that work, I think getting in bed before midnight, and having a good breakfast had something to do with it. Will probably sleep well tonight!
It's supposed to the hottest day of the year tomorrow (95), so I wanted to get as much done today as possible. We're under a heat advisory thru tomorrow evening.
BTW, this was the first real job for the tractor after the repairs were done on the radiator and water pump, and it did very well. It was running a bit past midway on the temp gauge, but it was hot this evening, and I was pulling a bush hog up and down and across some hilly terrain.