Freeze Is Often Welcomed

August 28, 2011

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What a week!  An earthquake on Tuesday and a hurricane on Saturday.  Everything is fine – we lost power for about 12 hours but had no damage from that or the wind & rain.  Here’s my post for today:

The first freeze in the fall is often a welcome event.  I’m ready for the garden to be done, although not everything dies with the first freeze.  The lettuce, Swiss chard, and a number of herbs will continue to live until the temperature is consistently below freezing.

Of course, the greatest thing about the first freeze is killing off the *&*!! mosquitoes.

This picture is from nearly ten years ago in upstate New York.  The first freeze was the day of the first snowfall on November 1.  My mother was visiting that weekend and was glad she brought her winter coat.

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2 Comments on “Freeze Is Often Welcomed”

  1. kittyhere Says:

    Nice to know that Hurricane Irene gave you only a brief power outage. We had power until about 5:30 pm on Sunday. There is no prediction yet on how long it will take crews here to restore power but it is neither too hot or too cold so will make do.

    The next town has power & I am able to use a public computer at my husband’s former employer (a college) for basic email checks.

    • dogear6 Says:

      I’m glad your damage from the hurricane wasn’t any worse. The flooding looks horrible – thankfully we didn’t have that here even with four days of solid rain this week

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