Winter is now here – December 2009

Man did it snow last week, so much so that work was actually closed on Wednesday for a “snow day.”

When all was said and done, we got just under 16″ of snow in total. This of course isn’t taking into effect the high winds while it was snowing, so there were drifts on my front sidewalk that were just under my knee. The only upside to all this snow, is hopefully we’ll have an awesome ski season this year. I guess we’ll see over the coming months.

End of growing season – Killing Frost – 10-10-09

I thought that I would be able to get a couple more weeks out of the growing season, but Mother Nature had a different idea. I knew that it was going to be cold on Friday night (it was right around 37F.) But whatever didn’t get clipped by the weather on Friday night, got a second round on Saturday night (right around 29F.) So most of Saturday afternoon was spent picking everything that was left in the garden, ripe/un-ripe it didn’t matter. What I ended up was a whole box of vegetables, with half of it being green tomatoes. My hand was forced due to the weather, but it least I’ll be able to final try out some fried green tomatoes this week.