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While engaged in several projects of preparation for freezing temperatures yesterday, I spotted a few flower blossoms that appear to be entirely oblivious of the fragile existence to which they cling. It is inspiring to see such optimism from our flowering plants at a time when a killing frost is so close at hand.

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We moved horse-care products and medications that shouldn’t freeze out of the barn and up to the shop, drained and rolled up hoses, and blew out the buried water line to the labyrinth. I taped up a plastic barrier over the window of the shop and rearranged some things in preparation for winter storage.

Starting tonight, and continuing through Friday and Saturday, the overnight temperatures here are going to be at or below the freezing mark. That becomes the official end of our growing season.

Something in me wants to consider hibernation. Imagine if humans hibernated like some animals do. I think I’d enjoy the part where you eat non-stop right before the long rest.

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Written by johnwhays

October 15, 2015 at 6:00 am

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  1. Same here! Going into the 20’s tonight. I like your hibernation idea. lol!

    Cynthia

    October 15, 2015 at 8:33 am

    • The long sleep would be nice, but the eating part… That would be pretty special.

      johnwhays

      October 15, 2015 at 8:52 am


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