Okay, so it's not snowing, but we did have a good frost last night. Tonight we get to have another one.
I don't think there's enough plastic in the township to cover my garden. I did get some of the beans covered, half of the tomatoes, some of the cukes. The rest got hit with the frost, though I think the corn is going to make it. I'll check it out tomorrow morning. Pumpkins and squash might be goners. This has been one of the shortest growing seasons I can ever remember. I did put in an abundance of cold weather crops-cabbage, broccoli, kale, rutabagas, beets. We should get a lot of potatoes, too, but I was really looking forward to canning tomatoes and eating as much sweet corn as I wanted.
Our 4-H club put on our fall animal swap today. I'll have pictures soon. It was a wonderful day for my son. He crated up about 20 roosters and brought them in. He sold 16 of them for $2 a piece (he got to keep half of the money) and traded the last four for a mallard. My son is crazy about ducks and he couldn't have been more blessed. He is so happy. I'm happy we got rid of so many roosters. We have had some very busy hens this summer who have hatched us out somewhere around 60 chicks. We should still have plenty of roosters to butcher this fall. We've had 12 new chicks born this week and another hen started setting last week. God is good.
Sitting here shivering at the computer, I think it's time to go hunker down under the covers and get to sleep.
Good night to all.
From Glory Farm