It got down cold last night and we have frost advisory till 8 a.m. I covered up my strawberries with old sheets and a blanket. I took my hanging baskets in the garage so I think we are all clear. I usually buy the hanging baskets the week that Menard's has them on sale, which was last week.
Yesterday, husband plowed the garden and made two rows for his potatoes. Then the grandson and I planted 22 cabbage plants at the top of the garden. I have 7 more. Why I have so many I'm not sure but there you are. Cabbage plants are more hardy and you can plant them when it's colder.
So this morning I'm getting my seeds ready to get out there when it get's warmer today.
Well, I was out weeding the strawberries last week and I heard birds crying in distress. I looked over and the neighbor's cat was proudly going back home with a bird in his mouth. The horror. I know, Vickie, it's the natural order of things, but still.
I was still hearing one I walked over to investigate. That poor bird was a easy catch for the cat, it had become stuck in the netting with his or hers partner.
The other one was a tangled mess in the netting so my daughter ran for the scissors. With only a few bites on the fingers I was able to cut away the netting. Then I took down the netting and decided we may not have peaches this year. It's just for the best.
So, my Memorial weekend will be planting the garden, planting flowers on Mom and Dad's grave, and going to a parade to honor the veterans.
How will you spend your weekend?