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Blackberry winter, round 2

Grape flower buds

Winter coats (for us) and row covers (for the plants) came out one last time this weekend.

Frost-nipped squash seedling

Forecast low --- 38. Actual low --- 32. Luckily, damage was very minimal, mostly because the frost was extremely short-lived and spotty. I could hear frozen dew melting off the porch roof shortly after dawn as the outdoor temperature rose above freezing. In the end, only a few leaves here and there were impacted. (Yes, the squash plant above was under a row cover.)

Harvesting strawberries

That had better be the last freeze, because it's time for these...

Raspberry flower

...And, soon, some of these. Hear that, winter --- it's time to relinquish your grasp and let summer have a go.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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