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The freeze

June 10, 2009

And so,  winter begins to set in.  With the wind chill yesterday, the apparent (feels like) temperature was about -10C.   There was frost and ice all over the open sections of our yard this morning.  The lettuces/greens which were under remay and plastic where icy too.  Never having been confronted by this situation before, I almost panicked but then I remembered; water  before the sun hits them.  This proved  a little difficult as the outside tap/pipe had frozen and so, I was ferrying water in my watering can from the laundry. Not a drama but there is nothing like carrying water to make you appreciate the ease that a pipe, tap and hose affords.

Will the lettuces, celery and less hardy greens turn to mush.? Well,we’ll see. Nothing like moving to a new place (albeit, just up the street and round the corner from the old place)  to make you learn new things.

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  1. June 12, 2009 1:16 am

    Ah, the old frozen pipe scenario. I remember it with fondness. At least it sounds like yours didn’t burst…

    Just turned cold down here as well. Hail in the middle of the night, sunny today but 7 degrees.

  2. June 14, 2009 10:37 pm

    No burst pipes thankfully! Sunny and cold here too. This is the time of year, that double digit temps (ie 10 degrees) seem like a gift.

    It’s all fine unless the wind picks up. The new place isn’t protected from the wind like the old one was.

  3. inbizness permalink
    June 24, 2009 6:31 am

    hi! i’m new to blogging and the blue mountains, and have been on the lookout for blogs like yours! i’ve added a link to your blog on my site, look forward to stopping by!

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