Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Return of Spring

The weather has turned cold and wet the last few days. We've been watching the weather closely because May is notorious for last minute frosts, freezes, and even snowstorms. We didn't get caught unaware but we may end up losing a few plants.

The danger of frost is actually very slight considering the wind and rain. There is a slim chance of a freeze either tonight or tomorrow night. I hope not but just in case, most of the plants have been covered with either the greenhouse or with plastic cloches. It's been so windy that I wish we had glass cloches but we have to make do with what we have.

The weather change has also meant that for the first time in two months we have had to build a fire in the wood stove. It isn't freezing inside the house but it is cold enough to be uncomfortable on the hands and feet for extended periods of time. Soon enough, though, the weather will turn again and we are going to wish we had invested in central air.

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