Snow Adds a Texture

Oscar the dog seemed to go for a walk even though it is the first snow and the weather is cool and cloudy and damp!  So I brought my camera.  The fall foliage is a bit past peak; I have enjoyed it for weeks and keep forgetting my camera.      But with snow I found sights that make me smile: the sedum with darker shaded small blossoms below,         Leaves still …

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Trying to Snow

Well, our first snow fall of the season!  The snow is drifting down in big flakes, and I fell like I am inside a lightly shaken snow globe.       Looks like clouds all day, but with sun and higher temperatures as the week progresses, this snow wont stay long.

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Snow in April

Wow.  This has been quite a month and it’s only half over!  We had lows in the single digits earlier in the month, and Last weekend many of us got a foot of new snow after an earlier eight inches.  So, today I was shoveling.      Today sun was in the forecast, so I went down and opened vents and shoveled out the area by the door.  The sides have so much snow!   …

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Snow on March 30th

Well, it has been an unusual spring.  although there are often late snows, this one followed a day in the fifties and the forecast is for six of the next seven nights in the single digits!       I pulled the sled out to the coops with water and sprouts this morning.       Although the geese were having a party,           the chickens were not too sure about …

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Snow Cover is Great for the Garden

Each season Ken and I look for an early snowfall.  If we are lucky cold follows snow and the snow continues to pile up.  While this does not make everyone happy, gardeners rejoice.  Why?  The snow acts a s a blanket to insulate the ground, and slow the frost creeping down,  The warmer soil means microbes stay closer to the surface and the earth’s warmth can actually slowly melt the snow from below so good …

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Winter Returns – for Good!

Winter returned this week, and it looks like it is here for quite some time.  After a beautiful warm fall that forecast of -11 for a low on next Tuesday sounds pretty cold!       We got some snow, and Ken and I would like more.  the snow acts as an insulating blanket to slow the frost going deep into the ground.  One year we got early snow and the ground really did not …

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