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16 June 2016


Have you ever heard of hitzefrei?  It's a delightful German word that translates, in English, as "heat holiday".  You can read more about it here, but long story short -- Germany, in summer, is usually not too uncomfortable.  However, when the temperatures climb above 86°F (30°C), that's considered hot, so schools send the kids home and declare hitzefrei!  I first learned of this from my friend Sue Walker, a polyglot who has taught languages all over Europe and the US.  We agreed that hitzefrei is a delightful policy. :D

This week has been a hot one here on the farm -- above 90°F (32°C) and stormy every day this week, with the same forecast for today.  It's been uncomfortably warm even in the mornings and evenings.  So I'm declaring a hitzefrei of my own!  I'll be back next week, hopefully with photos of more of my "mystery garden" project, and news from the farm.  Hope it's cooler and pleasant where you are!  See you next week!

Lucy says, "Paint me like you paint your French girls ....."

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