Meanwhile it’s sweatshirt weather here—how did that happen?
Well, this isn’t too unusual at this time of year for us. We got this kind of heat in March even, though that doesn’t happen very often. Come May we could get 25-28C/77-82F - slowly climbing higher in temperature towards the end of the month - and sun for weeks. We usually have dry and sunny during spring, even if it’s not always warm, and this year is no exception. A bit warmer for a few weeks than we usually get, but nothing completely out of the ordinary. It’s still nothing like spring 1989 or summer 2006, and I hope it won’t be that hot and sunny. Even if it’s great when it’s dry, because weeds don’t grow much, it’s tough to work when it climbs above 30C/86F.