1 A bit hazy and 49 degrees at 8 am. Sunny by 9. Lovely day, high of 75. I pull my onions; not huge number, but many are good sized. No invasive jumping worms in this trench. I also collect a large handful of ripe red raspberries, for the second time. We make our first apple pie of the season. 60 degrees at 10 pm.
3 Sunny and 62 at 8 am. Quite a hot day, up to 83 degrees, but it’s moderated by cloudiness. We spend a couple hours at the Treasure Island beach in Thetford. 69 degrees at 10 pm.
4 Foggy and 64 at 8 am. Labor Day. Clears to partly cloudy, gradually gets hot, up to 87 degrees. We grill and make a campfire and s’mores. Still 75 at 8:30.
6 Foggy and 69 at 8 am. Another mostly sunny, hot and humid day with a high of 87 again. We collect apples in the yard and make applesauce. 74 degrees at 9 pm.
7 Very foggy, 68 at 8 am. Burns off at 10. Brutally hot, up to 90 today! Quite a lightning storm around 10 pm, 74 degrees. Some heavy rain but for a short while. I scared up a bat in the shed today.
14 Sunny and 57 at 8 am. Very nice day, warm but not hot, high of 71. Collected another half-bowl of berries, also picked four nice brussels sprouts, which are abundant this year. Down to 56 degrees at 10 pm.
16 Mostly cloudy and 58 at 8 am. Breezy—we’re on the far outer edge of the impact zone of Tropical Storm Lee, set to make landfall in Nova Scotia. Nice afternoon, up to 67 degrees. We do some cleanup of the flower gardens. Rosh Hashanah dinner. 58 degrees at 10:30, pretty clear night sky.
26 Mostly sunny and 51 at 9 am; overnight low was 46. Strong midday sun, high of 69. At 11 pm it’s 50 degrees. I dig up the rest of my potatoes, and find a number of jumping worms.
28 Foggy and 46 at 8 am. Hazy day, from Canadian wildfires. I see some muted foliage color up toward Barre, where I go for the Vermont Historical Society annual meeting. Nancy sees some bright color around the edge of Grafton Pond. High at 69 degrees. 52 at 10:30, with a bright full moon.
29 Foggy and 50 at 8 am. Fog lifts to mostly cloudy at 9:30. Light rain all day after 11 am. Cool, high to 55. We make another smashing apple pie. 54 degrees at 11 pm.