Saturday, November 10, 2012

First Snow

I got all my fall prep work done just in the nick of time!  Yesterday we got our first snow of the season.  I just had to share all the beautiful pictures I took this morning.  It is a deep freeze for us after being in the 60's last week.  It was only 20 this morning and isn't supposed to get out of the 30's today.  Brrrr!!!  I hope everyone is staying nice and warm today.

Getting Ready for Winter

I know it's been awhile since I've posted here so I thought I'd better catch up on all the goings on.  It's been a steady push trying to get ready for winter.  Lot's of clean up, putting tools away from summer and generally shifting gears from warm weather pursuits to cold.  Time to drain the gas out of the lawn mower, move the fiber racks into the wood shed for the winter, and finally take down the plastic on the greenhouse.

Lots of activities in the kitchen as well getting the last of the canning finished for the season.  Blackberry Jam, stewed tomatoes and applesauce.  I have to admit that I love seeing the jars all lined up in the pantry each year.  A nice finish to a long gardening season.

The greenhouse plastic removal had been on hold waiting for the rain to quit.  We had such a long, hot dry spell but when it started raining, well, it just kept it up day after day.....great for the fire danger as hunting season began but not so good for doing outside chores.  My son, Adryon and his wife Kimberlee came over to help with the plastic removal which is a big chore.

 All done for this year - but we were all soaked to the knees!  Grandson Aydon was soaked to his armpits from playing in the grass!  Now it can snow......