Sunday, October 30, 2011
Winter Has Come Early
It took me all day but I was able to get done the bulk of my fall garden cleanup today. I harvested as much as I could and covered most of my remaining tender greens with row cover. Our fridge is packed with veggies right now, which is a good thing since it'll be slim pickings from the garden for at least the next five months.
I was surprised by how cold it felt outside today. By 3 PM it began to drizzle and my hands were numb. Gardening under these conditions is neither fun nor easy.
The rain slowly turned to snow and and by 5 PM, it began to accumulate.
I took this picture earlier tonight. Right now, we have about 6 inches of snow on the ground. Interestingly the worst of the storm hasn't even reached us yet. When it's over, we're expected to get between 10 inches to a foot.
I don't think we've ever had anywhere close to this amount of snow in October before. It's hard to imagine the local kids having to trick or treat in their snow boots. If winter is arriving early this year, does this mean that spring will as well? For all of our sake, let's hope so.