We were supposed to get some snow a couple of nights ago, but didn’t. As you can see from the photo, we didn’t escape because the snow came last night instead. Many of our trees still have leaves on them the wet snow has made their branches bend low under the additional weight.
Getting the first snowfall really puts panic into me, because I start to realize just how many jobs I need to get done before snow becomes a permanent reality over the winter months. This snow should all disappear and give me time to get all those things done, but it is still worrying.
I have most of those pre-winter things done: the snow tires are on the vehicles, I have lots of firewood, I planted the garlic, and I fortunately dug the potatoes yesterday. I still have to pull out the carrots in the garden and repair the water system in the greenhouse so that water flows down to the pond overwinter. Once those things are done, I can relax.
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