I doubt there’s any connection but this afternoon when the temperature had risen a few degrees and the wind was a few clicks lighter I went out to plant my peas and the Toronto Stock Exchange went down for unspecified problems. It really didn’t bother me. I had no trading orders in the queues. The peas didn’t care. The wind bothered me. I wore a sweater and a jacket and was marginally comfortable. The wind blew leaves into my trenches so some peas may not root properly. When I went to water the peas and yesterday’s radishes and onion sets the water blew horizontally requiring weird positioning of the sprinkler. Nevertheless we shall sally forth tomorrow to plant some caraganas. I must do that because these legumes are soaking in water and may sprout too soon if I wait another day.
This wind makes me think I should add some proportion of wind-power to my renewable energy supply for my future Solo EV. That way, I can collect energy even when Sun is not shining on my property. Even 1kW would be useful for charging a big battery.
Other seeds I’ve planted in pots indoors are doing pretty well. Pumpkins are growing like Topsy. Tomatoes are demanding more light. Squash and a few others remain shy. Marigolds are beginning to sprout. By the middle of June I should have a working garden and a stronger stock portfolio.