December 11, 2009

Earth stood hard as iron

---We've had more than a week of circum-zero weather, with only the merest dusting of snow, which is hard on the plants if easy on the driver.  The ground was hard enough on Sunday to put the chains on the tractor without fear of tearing up the lane, and tomorrow I hope to get the last of the picking up around the greenhouse done so plowing won't be hampered when the snows commence in earnest.
In about a week, it will be time to make the cider for wassailing the fruit trees.