I guess I'd better be quick, just in case things go badly... again.
You were still in the catch-up phase of the blog, so here we go...
The blueberry beds were still giving me trouble with the amount of weeds (instead of berries) they were producing, so pulled out the Hula Hoe.TM *
Honestly, it was like cutting through soft butter. That hoe sliced through even the toughest root. Yeah, they'll be back since the roots are still there, but I'm hoping the cold will handle that soon.
Thought it was going to go well so I didn't wear gloves. I forgot the back fence was in a position to grab at my hand as I went by. It bit. I bled. Lesson learned.
Now, the bed is all ready for it's winter sleep. Most of the bushes have gone past the raspberry-leaf stage, to the dead-leaf stage here. I took the sunflower down too. The place almost looks naked without it...
We are into the cold now. Yesterday it was finally time to turn the heater on in the house. Outside, we've gone to the 20's in the mornings. Putting a pic of the tomato bed on and how it looked over 6 days...
I was hoping to get a few more weeks out of the tomatoes so the hens had nightly snacks. Most will be in the compost pile soon.
It's about time to insulate the coop windows. I did get around to installing the heated fount for the girls so it should help with their warmth until the batting is in the openings.
Steve has had a shot of adrenaline and is planning on some work around the upper beds and troughs before it's too cold to work. Hope for some pictures of his handiwork soon...
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