Prepping For The Polar Plunge-
We've had unusually warm weather the last week or so. Not any more! The forecast is 36 tonite with 40 mph winds, and a high of 49 tomorrow. BIG cold front blasting thru. It was 65 yesterday :) Bye, bye fall. Dropping 20 degrees or more means prepping the garden/yard/chickens. In the 30's/20's forecast later thru the week. Leaves are still falling so we're waiting til more come down to rake.
So here's a few things we did and are finishing up-
Washed both cars, wiped down insides, put the winter gear in- blanket, scrapers, etc.
Dave put up the chicken sun room yesterday, ready for another winter of cold, wet, snow and/or other icky weather. Wish we'd had it up last Sat. for the 1 1/4" rain!
recycled, removable sun room
perch inside and fresh pine shavings
The girls aren't sure what to think of the sun room?
I tied up all the new berry canes so they will stay upright thru the cold.
Took down our fun garden wall art on the back of the house. Everything freezes and clangs in the wind and cold. Off to the garage, so no breakage.
Cleaned off my garden work bench and covered with heavy plastic for the winter. Tools/pots went into the garage.
Geraniums brought inside to winter over. I figure if the Swedes can do it, I can do it!
Put out lots of bird food, harvested the last f the garden parsley. Covered the herb box in 5" of leaves.
The rest is just getting out the last of the cold weather gear- gloves, hats, coats.
With all the prep I never had time to try a new recipe I found- Glazed Apple Crumb Muffins Looks yummy!
Yarrow x 2, lavender, gazania
Last Fall Bouquet-
I walked around yesterday and got the last of the flowers, all gone now....
"staghorns" on sumac tree
Are you ready for winter???