Spring was cold and wet this year. Crops were planted late because of the cold wet soil but everything is growing well now. We’ve been eating from the garden for a few weeks. Lettuce, kale, broccoli and herbs have been available for weeks. Tomatoes are beginning to ripen and the beans soon will be ready too. Cucumbers and peppers will be a bit longer.
Rhodesia at http://photodiarydps.blogspot.com/ commented that 14 C was too cold for her for a picnic. We find that temperature, 57 F perfect for a picnic, especially if the wind isn’t high. It is easy to layer clothes for comfort and having the right clothing and gear with you makes for great picnics in the spring, even when the temperature is closer to zero. It all comes down to what you are accustomed to and this is normal for us. I prefer the cooler temperatures to the heat and humidity.
The government of Prince Edward Island has banned single use plastic bags at the check-out. I have always carried reusable bags in the car but they didn’t always make it into the grocery store. Nowwe need to take them everywhere or pay for paper bags at the check-out. I haven’t seen one paper bag in use since the ban came in a month ago. People are applauding the government for this step. It is in keeping with the composting and recycling which has been in place here for going on twenty years. At our house, we have little garbage every week and would like to reduce it further. One of the grocery stores, a New Brunswick company which has grocery stores nation wide, is eliminating the single use bags across the country. They are also eliminating the plastic produce bags for reusable ones as well. There is change happening, slowly but surely. The days of our disposable society are numbered. Maybe.