Thursday, 8 October 2009

First frosts.

Brrrr.... this was the first morning we had noticed frost on the cars. Last night was very clear and it eventually turned into a beautiful day, after the chilly start, with hardly a cloud in the sky. The sort of weather that I enjoy, warm enough to sit with a coffee in the garden but not too hot to be fairly energetic (at times!)We'll have to get our more fragile container plants under cover soon. This was always the potato "picking" time and there were many frosted fingers as a result. Some years, however, it has still been fairly mild and the squad would work away in shirt sleeves. All farms with potatoes now lift them with machines so it is much less labour intensive. School children had "potato holidays" to help with this harvest.
Long may this weather continue!

1 comment:

Gail said...

I do not want to hear that! I want fall to last forever, well, til spring anyway.