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Quote of the Day: Seasonal Change

October 19th, 2015

“The season changed, from one hour to the next. She had gone to sleep in the cool balm of an Indian summer evening, and wakened in the middle of the night to the sharp bite of autumn, her feet freezing under the single quilt.

Diana Gabaldon in The Fiery Cross

Last week I was working in the garden in flip flops and a tank top, yesterday morning we woke up to a hard freeze and temperatures in the low 20’s. On my way home Saturday it was sleeting, yesterday it snowed.
I had read this quote in the book the night before, quite fitting indeed. We debated putting an extra blanket on the bed, but didn’t. Luckily, we didn’t wake up cold, but you can be we put the blanket on last night! Now we get to work with winter preparations. Chains and plows need to go on vehicles, stock tank and chicken waterer heaters need to be checked and cleaned, coops need cleaned and piled with lots of fresh bedding, and the garden needs a protective layer of mulch.

How’s the weather in your garden? What chores are on your list to get ready for the upcoming season? 

One Comment to “Quote of the Day: Seasonal Change”
  1. Nebraska Dave on October 19, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Susy, we went from summer to Indian summer. Two days ago it was 38 for night time temperature and today it will be 83 with night time temp in the middle 50s. The weather will continue with 80s tomorrow and 70s for the rest of the week and middle 50s at night. We should have had our killing frost about a week ago and not be in the middle 50s or 60s during the day with near freezing every night. Leaves are still not turning to the bright golden colors of a normal Fall before falling off the tree. It’s very strange and I’ve not seen anything quite like this Fall. I know every year is unique but this one is extremely unique. I’m taking advantage of the good weather with garden cleanup and replanting a Spring flower bed.

    Have a great Maine Fall day.

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