October 15, 2012

Mid-October Around My Farm

With the temperatures getting cooler and the days growing shorter, so much is changing around my farm.  To stay organized, we have a schedule of events we follow from one year to the next.  For example, we know that by a certain date, the screens must be removed from the house and replaced by storm windows, or that before the first big frost the tropical plants should all be brought indoors, or that the shrubs should be tucked securely beneath burlap before the first snow.  Last year, like so many people, we were taken by surprise, first by the destructive Hurricane Irene in August and then, by a devastating October snowstorm.  Fortunately, we've had no unpleasant surprises thus far and winter preparation is going according to schedule.