A couple weeks ago, we found ourselves hustling feverishly around the garden, racing the setting sun.
Not that that’s anything new though. With the days growing shorter and the to-do list growing longer, it actually seems to be a pretty common occurrence this time of year…
But there was kind of an extra sense of urgency that night — an extra dose of excitement.
Y’see, we were slated to get our first hard frost in the morning, and we still hadn’t finished harvesting our “warm season” crops (e.g. the tomatoes, peppers, squash, pumpkins, melons, etc.)
So there we were, hurriedly picking the fruits of our labors. Nearly 8 months of labor, I might add. And we were hauling it all down to the root cellar — hopefully before it got too dark to see.
I tell ya, it was a pretty exciting race! Continue reading “Hard Frost”