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First frost!

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I slept in this morning, then found frost outside, just a light frost, it didn't freeze the hoses so I turned the sprinkler on the garden to wash it off,,,,I hope I did it in time! :(

It's about 6 weeks early! :(

YB
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we have been getting

nighttime temps in the upper 40's but no frost.. got another month and a half for that ... that is unless Mother Nature pulls another fast one on us :(

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Got some,

Mostly the squash and cucumbers, but they still have some green leaves.

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it was about 55 when I got

it was about 55 when I got outside around 5 on the 6th! ^^

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I am so jealous, our high

I am so jealous, our high today was around 87! Still yuk with the temps here!

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Thanks Lantanalane!

I have really been enjoying being able to get out there and get more things done without getting overheated and dehydrated as easy! :)

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Saturday when I went to town,

I could see snow on the mountains.

Oops, did I say 6 weeks early, where has time gone!,,,Only a week and a half early! :shy:

It will be normal time for it to frosting just about any day now for here!

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So Soon?

:(

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RE: So Soon?

Yup, we usually get 120 growing deg days, and most recent years about only 90.

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No Wonder ...

... you have a greenhouse. I remember visiting family in upstate Minn in mid August and there were times of light frost in the early morning *yikes*

Well, hope you had enough fun this year to carry you thru winter!

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Well, a better year than the previous ones!

Hopefully by the time I get the root cellar done I'll be able to grow enough to see me through! :)

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100 or 200 miles North West of me,

it snowed yesterday or last night, and it sure looked like it was snowing on the hills and mountains all around me yesterday!

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WOW

How do the dogs like the crisp air?

After last year, I'm heartened to see predictions that say Nov/Dec will go easy. :)

I'm gonna have to find a new grocery store that has better fruits & veges. It's hard enough when the farmers market closes for the stuff I don't grow, but to buy half rotten or really old stuff is just too much. And no room -- or time -- for a greenhouse!

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Most of the animals have been loving it!

I took a good soak in at a hot spring resort and am feeling much better again, I dug two wheelbarrow loads of dirt yesterday after I got back, even though I was already exhausted from all the time I spent in the hot water.
Aches and pains almost gone again though! :D

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Almost Like Yellowstone?

Glad you're feeling better and not taxing yourself quite so hard. Sometimes I push it just to see if I can, then pay the price, or if I'm lucky, not.

Soaks always sound good ... right up until some part of my brain kicks in and says that I don't have time to just do nothing ... too silly. Sometimes doing "nothing" IS doing something :)

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Better than Yellowstone!

But only because you can get in the hot-spring water. :)

I've been feeling much better waking up in the mornings, and getting back to digging on the root cellar has been much less of a dread to me since the soak. :D

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Most of the garden plants that got hurt,

have taken back off growing good! :)

Some have even grown more after nearly being killed by the frost than they had all summer!

In-particular the zucchini I got seeds for from YB have taken off good now, they are really good in my zucchini pickles I made, but they hardly grew till the last few days, now they are growing like mad! :D

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That's Great

Zucchini pickles? I bet they're good. Altho' bread or any baked good comes out moist with zucch's inside ... so now what do I do with the buttermilk for moist?

We had a night at 38 degrees but at only 2 hours, but it was enough that people were holding their breath.

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We got them early hear,

but no killing frosts yet, and we are for over due for those!

This morning, I sprayed the trees that hadn't lost their leaves yet with some organic spray to help them get there roots down.

I put out some fly traps yesterday, they are always thick around here this time of year!

The big fly trap I put out in the garage where they are the worst, holds up to 40,000 flies!

I got a bit of rock picking done the other day with some help from my nephew.

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Light Frost Last Night

3 am to 7 am: 2 hours at 33°, then 2 hours at 32°.

No damage, but it had everybody runnin' around!!

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Still being unseasonably nice to us hear!

It is another week before we have another even light frost on the fore-cast, no killing frosts predicted yet.

Yesterday I spent my birthday swimming at Chico Hot Spring Resort, and boy did I ever need that soak!

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Awww!! Happy Birthday Larry !!!!

That's right, 10/10, how could I forget?

A hot soak sounds like a great way to relax and celebrate ... any good eats at that place?

Happy Birthday and Best Wishes for many more great years!!!!! :party:

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Thanks Redmink!

We had Pizza that they I believe they make from scratch right there and have a special oven just for cooking them.

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Happy Outside AND Inside

Sounds delish,, what a nice day, as fresh pizza is definitely Happy Round Food! And the oven really makes a difference.

Sweet! :)

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Frosting again here,

three days in a row now.

I've started building fires in the wood stove, though small ones, and just once in the morning.

Just the same it's been unseasonably warm here for October in Montana, and the grass is almost acting like it is spring instead of fall!

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Ah, Wood Stove

Just enough to get the chill out,that great smell in the air and a little pop hiss to go with mornin' coffee!

Are you having an Indian Summer then if it's so warm again?

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It is still trying to decide,

is it going to be which season?,,,Finally cooling down good now, highs in 40's on fore-cast.

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Happy Belated B-day! Sounds

Happy Belated B-day! Sounds like you enjoyed your day...Here here to many more!!

AndI don't think it's fair you guys are getting cooler temps...lol. I was excited to see it dip into the 50's last week. This week starting with a low of 67 and high of 82. That record rainfall we had earlier has caused a severe outbreak of mosquitos. They are the worse I've ever seen and big too. Last week even in the morning before daybreak (0530) they were swarming in the headlights and a few that got in the car while I was getting in were relentless. I've never seen them this bad!

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