December 7, 2023

A Fast First Snow at My Farm

Even if you’re not a fan of cold weather, the first flurries of the season are always fun to see.

Although no one here at my Bedford, New York farm remembers seeing snow in the forecast yesterday, at about 3pm ET the skies darkened and heavy precipitation began - first as freezing rain, then as graupel or ice pellets mixed with sleet and large snowflakes. The weather system did not last long. In fact, it was all done in less than an hour. Fortunately, all the plants are tucked away in temperature-controlled greenhouses. We are still in the process of preparing for the winter season ahead - soon all the shrubs, hedges and cold-sensitive garden containers will be covered in burlap.

Here are some photos, enjoy.