We had our first real freezing temps last night. I'm afraid my petunias, tomatoes and summer squash are toast! It really wasn't supposed to get quite this cold, according to the weatherman. You would think I would know by now NOT to trust him.
Most years, my flowers don't freeze until the week before Thanksgiving, so I'm wondering if this is also a sign of a cold winter? We had over 10 heavy fogs in August, and my hubby's aunt reported that onions have unusually thick skins this year. We cut open a couple of persimmon seeds this weekend and they all have spoons~a sign of snow. It has been a while since we've had an especially cold winter, so I guess we are due one.The chickens don't seem to mind the cool mornings. They are always anxious to be let out and start their daily hunt for bugs.
I found this metal chicken/rooster basket at the flea market last week. I think he is so cute!! He is out on my porch right now, but I'll be bringing him in for the winter. I'm looking forward to using him to decorate with all year round. I can see him with pine cones or Christmas balls in December. Then, maybe some little cloth hearts, followed by pretty eggs, then shamrocks, and on to some red, white, and blue for next summer!