Sunday, October 28, 2012

Storm Prep

The outdoor prep for the coming storm was minimal. 
Most of the garden clean up has been completed.  Leaf drop has been minimal, the gutters did not need cleaning. The pool has already been closed and outdoor furniture and ornaments put away.

I did pick as many 'Trail of Tears' beans as I could.  About half the pods had started to shrink and turn leathery.  I'll let these dry indoors.  I'm hoping that the temps stay warm enough to ripen the rest.  I picked a few dry marigold flower heads for seed and brought in the last green tomato.

Now all I have to do is wait.


  1. Holding my breath, crossing my fingers and sending good vibes your way. Batten down the hatches and stay safe!

    1. Thanks! All of the hatches are battened, hopefully this will not be the "perfect storm" they are predicting.

  2. Blog surfing while listening to the howling winds - I didn't have much to prep for either. We had 2 warm days last week so I was able to get my gardening done. Hope everyone in Maryland is safe. Watching my lights flicker and wondering what is banging around outside. I have no desire to go out and look!