Friday, October 29, 2010

After the wind storm end of October

Well with 50 plus MPH winds for 3 days we did have a lot of fence damage and some other damage, but mostly just dead trees blown over in the woods.

This one was broken and caught up on some trees over one of my trails back by the apple tree, it broke and left large pieces over the path, but the scarey part is what is still hanging up in the air over the path.

Also our neighbor's trampoline flew into our yard,

I did also hike through the woods and cleared two more off to the east to the field and then back around to the SW to the clearing..they will be nice for the animals and for us to get through as well.

Monday, October 4, 2010

October 3/4 our first hard freezes

Had 27 degrees on the 3rd and 24 degrees on the 4th, both hard freezes. We had not gotten a frost before then so our first frost was also our first hard freeze. We were ready for it but sure wouldn't have minded if the plants had lived a bit longer, but I have my greenhouse full.

Now they are saying "Indian summer" as we have 60's and 70's for highs in the forcast for the next week and a lot of sunshine.
Which means time to get some cleaning up done since the freeze.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Getting ready for Autumn

Got all of my potato and carrots dug and some onions.

Dug up some more plants to plant in the shallow pond end and on the banks, have planted several light blue and yellow siberian iris now as well as some hosta, fern, filipendula, elderberry and lythrum on the shallows but also on the steep banks I put in some pinkish purple everbearing roses called Purple Pavement as well as some variegated vinca vine to spill down over the bank with the roses..moved the variegated dogwood down the bank closer to the water to help it as it was suffering from the drought.

Even got another mowing of all the lawns in now but not the trails..hopefully they have been mowed enough for this autumn going into winter and won't require another mowing until Next June.

Even moved a few pepper and tomato plants into the greenhouse to see if possibly I would be able to get some harvest off of them yet this year.