Maybe some anti-anxiety drugs, lots more chocolate, and a ticket to... well, somewhere else!!
A little background. Yesterday was a glorious. sunny, 74 degree day. Perfect. But the word was out that a cold front was coming and nighttime temps would get back down to freezing. "Cr*p" and "Oh Poo!"
So, yesterday afternoon, I worked to reinstall the hoops and row covers, hoping to keep the frost off of the lettuces and the just-planted strawberries. But the freakin' winds kept tearing the covers off no matter what I did to try and secure them!!
I gave up for the night, deciding that I would deal with whatever was left in the morning. I got a small reprieve, when the temps stayed in the 40s, as the cold front stalled.
Today, a new plan was hatched, one involving dry straw blanketing the tender plants. But my straw bales were all soggy and way too heavy for my sore back to move, so Stud Muffin drove me to the Co-op for some dry bales.
By the time we got finished with all our other errands and got back with the straw, the rain was starting to fall and the temperatures had dropped. But many hands make short work (and you know the dogs were so helpful) so the strawberries were put to bed!
So, we have done what we can for the bad weather to come. We are expecting thunder snow possibly. Weird, but there you have it. Probably won't happen, but since I never got my strawberries planted last year, and was so good to get these in the soil the same day I bought them, I just had to try and save them!
I want to thank you all for the well wishes about my hurt hip/back. I did go to the doctor and he shot me up, once again. I feel better, although a bit like I've been harpooned.
Just thought I'd show you that the potatoes have sprouted and seem to enjoy their little banana boxes. They, however, are on their own tonight and whatever comes in the next few days!