I guess I need a good night's sleep for more than my beauty. (Snort.) Last night I tossed and turned, was up and out of bed for a couple of hours, then wasn't even feeling sleepy when I finally got back into bed. Of course, I've paid for it all day today. My body doesn't want to do what it should be doing, but would rather collapse on the couch and slip into oblivion. I had a lot to do today and did manage to stumble through most of it, but I certainly wasn't operating on all cylinders. But we all have days like that, right? I do plan on getting into bed early tonight. The way I continue to feel, I should have no trouble sleeping this night.
We had our first frost this past Monday morning. Our thermometer in the sheltered area on the north side of the house by the back door registered 32°, but there was a solid layer of ice on poultry waterers. Strange thing in the garden though. The only area that seemed touched, despite a white coating on roofs and vehicles sitting out, were the pumpkin vines. Neither the cherry tomatoes nor pepper plants had any damage. Last year our first no-doubt-about-it killing frost was on the 17th of the month.
My fall planted shell peas, the edible podded peas and cauliflower plants don't look as though they'll produce much. The pods on the shell peas are only about 1/3 plumped up (and have been that way for about a week now with no further growth), the edible podded peas developed very few blossoms (no pods at all yet), and although the cauliflower plants look healthy, there's nary a trace of any heads forming. Oh well, it was worth a try.
Our fall colors have peaked although there are still lots of golds and yellows to be seen. I think I like all the leaves on the ground as much as anything. Our driveway is lovely with its covering of leaves.
Our Virginia Creeper is looking a little wilty, but is still very colorful.
Rain is called for starting tonight and continuing through tomorrow, but Thursday is supposed to be sunny again. Our day time temps are well into the 50s which, to me, is beautiful fall weather.
We've gotten all the slabwood off the flatbed trailer, cut and stacked under cover in our smaller wood shed. Funny thing, when all is said and done, it doesn't look like as much wood as we had expected. That's okay as we have plenty more maple logs still waiting to be worked up in our back wood working area.
Stuffed Green Peppers for dinner tonight. What's on the menu at your house?
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