We finally had our first freeze warning last night, more to come tonite. We woke up to 36 degrees this morning after a cold front blew thru. I actually wore a flannel shirt to my inservice today! I was hoping we would have a few more weeks for the tomatoes/peppers to ripen. I didn't want to risk losing them, so I picked them all. I covered the basil, to see if I can wait til the weekend to make the last pesto for the freezer.
These will slowly ripen inside on the counter under the lights
With the weather starting to finally cool off (65 today) I start thinking about winterizing the house- closing the foundation vents, we'll deep clean the coop this weekend and put back up the "sun room" for the girls. I also re-do some things around the house- wash the heavy comforter at the laundry, put out heavier sheets. A couple of days ago I put away my summery decor things and broke out my fall stuff. I swapped my summer flowers, for instance, with some fall goodies on my kitchen counter, just a little taste-
I'll probably buy some small pumpkins this weekend and get those out. Luckily I'm off tomorrow on a "furlough day" from work, so I can get a head start....
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