Farm Life: Last Frost Free Day?

p1060003Oops, I forgot to post this last Wednesday… but we still have not had a frost or freeze… maybe tonight.

October 20th, her birthday and the almanac’s usual date for the last frost-free day.  By now we have normally had several heavy frosts, if not a freeze or snow storm, in our part of the Appalachian mountains.  Today, the thermometer read 70F when it was light enough to see outside, and passed 80F by afternoon.  No frost.  No freeze.  No snow.  No need to run the wood stove.  Linda canned 12 quarts of tomato sauce and we had salad with home-grown tomatoes at lunch.  We are still watering the potted plants on the deck, when we should be taking them down for winter storage in the shed.  I am mowing the lawn, when I should be putting the plow on the tractor and checking the snow blower.  After showering, the questions was, do I wear jeans or shorts this evening.

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Up here in the mountains, we have a saying, "You can't get there from here", which really means "We wouldn't go the trouble to do that". Another concept is that "If you don't know, we ain't telling." For the rest, you'll have to read between the lines.
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6 Responses to Farm Life: Last Frost Free Day?

  1. cindy knoke says:

    Sounds like a nice dilemma. We are still waiting for rain. It gets pretty discouraging~

  2. Love that last picture !

  3. KerryCan says:

    It’s been warm here, too, in upstate New York, but the last few days have been more what we would expect for this time of year. The Adirondacks got snow!

  4. Enjoy because it will turn cold quickly as it did here…everything about the weather is more extreme these days😟

    • hermitsdoor says:

      I believe you are sending the cold our way now! I’m waiting for the two Nor’easters predicted by the almanac in November (aka hurricanes after hurricane season ends). Hunker down. Have a good book to read.

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