Thursday, October 8, 2009

Back to the Garden

**please hum the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tune of the same name whilst reading this post :)

Well it is about to happen. Much too early for my taste, but we now find ourselves scrambling to complete the garden work that must be done before the first hard freeze. Lows in the 20's coming this weekend. Now's the time to pull the rest of the basil and convert to pesto, build appropriate frost covers for the lettuce, snap peas and what remains of the Italian squash, plant our cover crop of cereal rye and pick and save seeds from our last remaining hillbilly tomatoes.

All minor tasks that can be done fairly easily, but now there is an eminent deadline. Brian's at a conference until Friday night, and one of our doctors, sadly, has come down with a bad case of the chicken pox! Saturday is now a workday. But when Saturday afternoon rolls around, hum a great old tune and think of the busy worker bees prepping for winter and watching the majestic V's of geese flying south.

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