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September 29th, 2006, 06:01 AM
The day is finally here. Got our first frost today. Went out to start the truck and guess what.......I had to scrape my windshield.
September 29th, 2006, 08:40 AM
Yep, just read my Yahoo weather email. A high of 51F here today..................It's gray and raining so shouldn't get a frost as long as that continues....Geez I hate days like this..
And thanks for reminding me...Where did I put that scraper??????? :confused:
September 29th, 2006, 09:52 AM
No rain here, a little cloudy and sposta get in the mid to high 50's
September 29th, 2006, 12:23 PM
The degrees are slowly dropping! It's been kinda hazy and cool and I love it!
September 29th, 2006, 12:39 PM
For those parking their cars outside, here is a tried and true tip that will keep windows frost free.
Mix three parts apple cider vinegar and one part water, take a sponge (I cut one in half) and soak it in the solution. Then squeeze out the sponge so that it is about the moisture level you would use to wipe down your table or counter. Wipe all glass surfaces leaving a sponge-pattern trail across your windows (if it dries out mid-swipe, remoisten). You won't have to scrape frost again for 3-7 days.
It didn't work for heavy ice that accumulated a few years ago, but it will help make frosty mornings much more tolerable! (I mixed up 3/4 c. vinegar and 1/4 c. of water, put it in an empty 16 oz butter/sour cream tub, left the half sponge in it, and reused the solution for as long as it looked clean). Hope that helps! :)
September 29th, 2006, 11:52 PM
That sounds like a very useful idea!
Frost already!!! Yikes! I hate the cold. Sounds like it's just around the corner, though... I'd better get some Jersey gloves and an ice scraper...
However, it's supposed to get close to 90 degrees next week - heaven! I guess that will be our last heat wave.
September 30th, 2006, 09:50 PM
There I was thinking that I perhaps had another day or two before Frost hit here because of the rainy weather we have been experiencing...guess I was wrong??
When I work Saturdays, I start much earlier than weekdays so I don't have time to visit the garden..And the Old Man does the farm chores (almost like a day off work for me, LOL)...
But on my way home tonight, I heard a frost warning on the Radio...so I thought I should check on the situation and possibly bring in the tomatillos...
Guess I should have brought in more yesterday than just the remaining Tomatoes...
Pumpkin vines DEAD....
Tomatoes...Sunflowers...and Many of the Tomatillos that weren't sheltered by the trees and the high points of the hill....
I still harvested a Half Bushel of the little greenies...
I'll have to see tomorrow what else, if anything, is still worth saving out there..
Boston, You sure have some good looking Gourds in that pile..Guess living way up here in the north isn't all bad :)
October 1st, 2006, 06:39 AM
I haven't been out there to see if there is anything worth harvesting. It's always so depressing to see that first frost.
October 2nd, 2006, 07:12 AM
I wish frost were a long way off for this zone 6 but feel it's just around the corner.
I'm watching the crops I put in late and guess the beans will be the first to go.
On a positive note!! Now it is time to plan that great garden for next year.
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