Just a little bit about my art and life in general....
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Monday, September 17, 2007

Caught off guard...

Every year around this time I am always surprised by that first threat of frost (the days seem so comfortably warm). We live near a river and our vegetable garden is down a hill in a low lying area. So we get a rather early frost compared to our neighboring towns. So (this year being no exception) last night I was running around "like a crazy chicken" covering all the plants I wanted to keep a bit longer. Just when the morning glories are so beautiful along comes a frost to kill them and turn them in to a brown tangle of vines. But for the most part it looks like the last night's temps stayed above the frost mark and we are given a brief respite before fall is here and winter comes marching along.

We have some huge pumpkins in the garden this year and I would love them to get even bigger. We have never had such big ones and after last year I was almost going to give up on them. The kids were so excited when they found them yesterday. I made a VERY tall stick trellis out of branches we cut. This week I will work on a second one. I also spent a few hours on Sunday with my hands in a bin of cement to make a few cement mushrooms. I also took two popped balls to fill with cement too. I basically took over my kids sand pile to do this project. This summer I had no time to do this since any free time was consumed by my custom orders from my shop.

I started up a list of links on my blog side bar called "who loves chickens". I would love to add more links too so if anyone has any to share please let me know. I found several last night and added the awesome flickr groups I love.

2 comments:

Bonny said...

I feel the same way - but I LOVE this time of year. Warm days (not hot - just right) and chilly nights - perfect for snuggling. Good luck w/ your pumpkins :)

wendy said...

Thanks for adding my blog, my friend Tracey and I have also just recently started a chicken blog http://cockablogaloo.wordpress.com which we hope to post useful/funny/informative/advice and just plain fun chicken posts