We broke the records in our area for Halloween snow. I mean we've gotten a few flakes before but this time it stuck and boy it was cold. I hope that's not a sign of the coming winter or something.
On the other hand, we had more trick or treaters than previous years. We had a blast seeing all the kids with their costumes on.
How did we do for October homestead chores?
In between rains we expanded the chicken run, dug the potatoes, canned zucchini pineapple, canned apple pie jam and grape jelly, and of course finished a hundred other little things I didn't list.
Truth: I just gave up on the perfect weeding of the strawberry bed and covered it with leaves. All traces of strawberries and weeds are now hidden. It felt good.
I remember when company was coming and Mother hid all the dirty dishes in the oven. I understand now. Completely hidden from her mind and the company!
What we hope to accomplish for November Homestead Chores
I thought they were a goner. After the snow and cold weather it looked like the mustard greens were done. Frozen solid. As the weather warmed up during the day they came back to life and look great now. There just might be the chance they will make it. I really hope husband is right and I'm able to can some.
The painting is coming this next week, I hope with the promise of a little warmer weather.
Finish empyting one more rain barrel so it won't freeze and crack with the cold (it kept filling up before I could turn it over).
Finish raking the leaves in the garden. Not all the leaves are down yet so we are still out there.
Our table is full of seeds I've gathered (we sit and eat surrounded by seeds). The zinnia seeds are in the garage drying in a paper bag. I need to gather the Kentucky wonder green bean seeds soon and then take down the bean teepees.
We just bought the Jenga game at a sale and played it last night with the grand kids. How in the world do you get Jenga back in the box?
We need to get ready for snow and freezing temps:
Gather up outdoor pillows after they dry and store them in the garage, move patio furniture and grill out of the way for shoveling, find the windshield scrappers in the garage (should have already done this), and put on grandma's heavy quilt on the bed. Brr.
Are you getting things done and ready for winter?
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