Tuesday, October 28, 2008

On Things Can Change Rather Quickly ‘Round Here:

Mountain Man has been franticly working in the garden to put it to bed for the winter.

Yesterday evening it looked like this.

The arbor for the gourds had been taken down and it had been cut up and added to the wood pile. Mountain Man took down all the temporary fences and poles for the various plants to grow on. He had cut down all the plant matter and composted it. The rest he tilled back into the soil. He did get done but it was too dark to take a picture by then.

I woke this morning at 5:30 to this…

Last night when I went to bed they were saying a dusting to an inch. We are now being told by out local weather forecasters to expect 3-6 inches of heavy snow before it is over. And living on the top of a mountain means you take that kind of forecast to heart, higher elevations and all. We are over 1600 feet here.

Mountain Man will be getting the snow plow out and ready for the tractor early this year. I’m very glad I had gotten all the winter laundry and airing done. The extra blanket on the bed was a God send as the cold winds blew last night.

Water is filled into pots because the leaves have not come off of all the trees and heavy snow means downed tree limbs and possible power outages. The thunder is shaking the windows in their frames. This is cooking up to be a good storm.

More than a few plastic boxes sit full of yarn and crafting materials. It looks like it’s going to be a long winter around here. Fewer sun spots this year predicts it too. I am ready for a snow in. I just wasn’t expecting the first one to be before Halloween.

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