Yesterday was supposed to be a beautiful sunny day just shy of 60F. So of course it was cloudy most of the day. I know we had onshore winds predicted, so I'm guessing our clouds were courtesy of the ocean moisture. Inland it was probably sunny. I don't live too close to the ocean. Maybe seven miles (11 km) as the crow flies. Closer if you count Boston's inner harbor. But that is close enough for the ocean to change our weather. Usually it means we are cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Since it was cloudy, I didn't feel like going out to garden. I was really hoping for sun. So I decided to start making more soil blocks. I could get some more plants seeded. I poured some hot water into the dry soil mix to wet it down and as I was doing that the sun burst out. The blocks could wait. I had sunshine outside.
Ripping them out was easy. But I never did get the dirt and cruft totally cleaned up. My broom is in very sad shape. It is an old straw broom and most of it has worn or rotted away over time. There isn't much left to it. I really need to get a new one. It was a lot of work to do the little cleaning I did, and it isn't all that clean. A good rainstorm will clean up a lot of it though.
The next chore was to clean up that sad looking kale that I showed you yesterday. I got all the old dying leaves off. The patch still looks pretty sad, but it looks a lot better than it did.