First real frost

We had our first frost last night. I’m not really complaining. Mid September is late for the first frost. So actually, I’m really happy that it’s so late. Most of the beans and squash were nipped. Although I’m not sure I’d call this a “nip”~ more like a freeze-to-the-ground.

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There might be a few plants that were sheltered enough that will go on to make more fruit. But these tender veggies are basically done.

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So are the zinnias.

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I was able to cut several bunches of sunflowers to deliver to town before the freeze.

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Sunnies on their way to town to decorate restaurant tables 🙂

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We have lots of bouquets around the house and some we given to friends. This was a good sunflower year. Even the spent/ frosted sunnies are nice to decorate with. Their wrinkled, nodding heads are so lovely.

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Weather: Tonight a 30 percent chance of rain after midnight. Patchy smoke before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Monday rain likely before noon, then showers after noon. High near 57. Southeast wind 6 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

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