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#1 chieffan ONLINE  

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Posted October 27, 2017 - 09:35 AM

is over with in SW Iowa for this year.  Temp was 29 with a 24 wind chill this morning.  Had to get some winter clothes out and the 20 mph wind still went right through.  Have about a dozen apples on the tree yet I might to get and then put the pickers away.  Will plow the garden yet when we have a little better weather.


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Posted October 27, 2017 - 11:27 AM

Yup, about that time of year for sure.  Do you plow to turn over every year?  I've not done that yet, (need to get a Brinly plow first) but would like to sometime.


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Posted October 27, 2017 - 02:11 PM

We will have a good freeze tonight! No more mowing!


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Posted October 27, 2017 - 02:52 PM

Our gardening season is over here with as much being due to the less amount of sunshine as to the temps.  We have not yet had a killing frost, which is very late for us.  That being said, the weather guessers are predicting snow in a week, which is early. 

 

We still have parsnips, kale, beets, carrots, and broccoli in the garden.  I have been waiting for a couple of good frosts before pulling the parsnips. 

 

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Posted October 27, 2017 - 09:47 PM

This is the first year I have ever mowed the lawn after Labour Day(Sept 1st). Cut it last week. Weather changed considerably last night

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Posted October 28, 2017 - 05:22 AM

We have had above normal temps this year , our avg first frost date is Oct. 10th , and we did have a light frost around that time but not enough to kill every plant . This week I rolled the plastic over the pvc hoops where the peppers are growing , there's only a few small bells and bananna , if it wasn't so easy I wouldn't have bothered . The eggplants still have some nice size ones, some flowers  and there was a bell pepper plant growing next that I picked a very nice one off . Last night I put 4  hoops made from  1/2"-10'  emt over the eggplants , I put a spun type right on them and then laid another over the hoops . This is the first time using these hoops so we'll see if it works. I also picked a few butternut and all the acorn squash off the vines that had died off but there's still some green vines so let the last butternut go a little longer , a hand full for snap peas from a small amount of seeds planted in Aug . 


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Posted October 28, 2017 - 07:45 AM

We will have a good freeze tonight! No more mowing!

I am with you on the mowing.  Could have mowed one more time but but twice in October is enough.  Time to get the chain saws fired up and start in on the tree for next years firewood. Stay warm as it is not going to warm up much this week.


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Posted October 28, 2017 - 07:50 AM

Nice thing about the first frost is that it takes some of the bitterness out of the stem of the kale. From now until it finally freezes out, it tastes better, imo.
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Posted October 28, 2017 - 10:03 AM

​Don't think I have ever ate Kale.  Carolyn is into all the different veggies.  I stick with the basics, meat, taters, gravy, & the standard veggy.  Cannot pass up fried chicken though.


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Posted October 28, 2017 - 08:11 PM

Not much different from lettuce or spinach leaves. Great in soup.
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Posted November 02, 2017 - 07:45 PM

My garden is covered with snow.  Happened last nilte.






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