I just looked at the weather on my phone, and we have a FREEZE warning
for tomorrow night, Friday, into Saturday morning!
I need to unhook all the hoses, and will cover the
mums I just planted on Monday on the deck, in hopes of saving them.
I bought four big rounded mums from a local
charity, as a fund raiser.
They are a beautiful color of red,
but sadly, I found them to be very root-bound.
Here they are before I planted them.
I went through and pulled out a bunch of the deck flowers, they are fading fast.
I cut those darn poplar seedlings down, I am convinced that is what was
growing in my rectangular planter, and I KNOW I did not buy
poplar tree seeds.
What the HECK?
I pulled out all the woody stems, then decided to dump the whole container. I'll plant it next year with
something very low-growing.
There are still a bunch of tomatoes on the vines in the garden,
but I did not pick them.... I did bring in three from the deck before
I pulled those plants out, but they have not ripened in the window.
I have cut the yard for the last time, and most of the pasture. I had only one small section to do down there, but I am going to let it go.
Next year, I'll keep it all trimmed down, I did not this year.
My helpers are always interested in what I am doing.
We have had some beautiful fall mornings, but it seems like it went from 90 degrees (wait, it DID)....
.... to mid-sixties and even lower.
We have had rain off and on, too.
Granddaughter Paiton is back on Ice, her original mount, since
her regular ride Appy was sold a few weeks ago.
Ice is big enough that Paiton has trouble getting his feet up to clean, so Grandma leaned in and lifted for her this last weekend.
I need to get a close up of her, I'm really glad she is still riding, it's been a year and a half.
She is turning eleven this weekend, we will see if this carries over another year, or boys enter the picture.
I hope she sticks with it.
I was going to use that bag of potting soil to plant the mums, but
found flowers growing out of a small hole in it, they were from seed dropped by plants on the table next to them! Wow!
They will die tomorrow night, but still, it was remarkable.
I am going to collect seed from the balsam today, so I can plant it next year.
I wrote last week about the ducks and part of the chickens being gone.
My chores are about a third of what they were, I did not realize how much time I was spending with the ducks. I do miss them, but I also have spent half of what I was spending on chicken feed now.
I have decided to put Singleton and his girls back in the old henhouse, where they lived before. Yes, it means I have to cross the yard, but they will be comfortable there, and my idea is NO ROOSTER FIGHTS.
These two (Fritzi is up on the steps).
I am struggling with their weight loss journey,
they both need to lose and I am not good at keeping them on the straight and narrow.
We are still trying.
That's about the best I can say right now.
Another shot of Toto in their final song at the Uptown on the 27th,
what a fun night it was for me.
Grandson Chris and I are going to go to a concert next week together.
(If I can find someone to lock up the chickens that night!)