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Thursday, September 15, 2011
We did get frost last night. We had covered as much as we could in the garden, but left the chard and kale to fend for themselves. They are so tough!
Squash that extended beyond the protection of the covers did not fare so well.
All the tomatoes survived. I wish I had found more of these large, sheer $1 curtain panels from Salvation Army- great tomato covers!
Marigolds recovered, despite not being covered.
In anticipation of the frost, Bethany and Brendan had harvested all the remaining squash and pumpkins. Here they are spread out on the flower cart to cure.
This morning we gathered up all the sheets, curtains and tablecloths we had used as covers and hung them on the line to dry out, Brendan looked like a sheet monster hauling a load of them from the garden to clothesline.
In September 2008, we dived into our dream of creating a small, sustainable farm. Neither of us has previous farming experience, but we have enthusiasm and many ideas for this little 10-acre farmstead.