Glad midsommar! Hyvää Juhannusta!
Midsummer was a complete wash-out, partly due to the Arctic weather and partly due to me having a stinking cold which kept me in bed for over 48h. As ever other Finn seemed to be at home surfing, gaming or otherwise involved in digital pursuits, it was impossible to update this blog, we just couldn't get enough bandwidth or whatever. So, miserable as sin we decided to come back to Espoo primarily to get medicine.
We abandoned plans for a Juhannus bonfire after Peter found a blackbird's nest in the middle of the pile. Shame but there were other bonfires around the lake, as usual.
But while I was laid up in the cabin, Peter was busy doing stuff, clearing more trees from the back forest and generally being busy. He has a new toy, a hay raker that he found online and bought off a farmer in Perniö.
I did some weeding in the polytunnel and we rigged up a frame for the cucumbers. The butternut squash are doing well, most have flower buds and are starting to bloom. The overnight temperatures are really low, we had only 3.4C on Saturday morning presumably it was pretty cold inside the tunnel too, even if we keep the doors closed.
When I downloaded the weather station data we noticed that there had been some gusts on 18th June of almost 10 m/s which might account for one of the anchor posts having shifted.