However, the overnight rains have been enough to put a halt to my garden planting. (I'm being very
Earlier this week I planted our three 20' rows of potatoes and 64' of shell peas. They will be fine even if they sprout while frosty weather hangs around. The peas won't mind a mild frost, and the potatoes can be hilled over with dirt should nippy weather threaten.
And the cold weather is currently threatening. Frost and possible s-n-o-w (shhh!) is forecast for tonight and tomorrow night. Fortunately, in our huge county containing many pockets of different climates, we probably won't get either the frost or the snow. I'm predicting the temp could very well be close to 32 degrees and the precipitation falling could be very, very cold, but I think we will slip through this last (fingers crossed here) cold spell successfully.
I've managed to stay busy despite the soggy garden soil. Lots of town errands have been taken care of. Some necessary, some not so much. Meals are less basic when I'm inside part of the day. My desktop is actually
I've spent time preparing chives and freezing them for winter use. About half the amount I need is done.
The 4' x 8' raised bed of lettuce covered with a cold frame has sprouted nicely as have the kale seeds I have in a bed with no cold frame protection.
Our haskap berry plants (entering their fourth year now) are leafed out and already have plentiful blossom buds. If we can outwit the robbing robins this year, we just might have a good crop.
Although the wind is making it a bit nippy outside this morning, we have sunshine so it will be full steam ahead on this lucky Friday, the 13th. If all goes well, a dirt pile will get moved, two replacement garden bed frames will be built and put in place, the sprouting weeds among the dwarf fruit trees will be removed, and some progress will be made on new honey bee housing.
I hope you all have a good, good day, too.