That ought to finish off the spud plants in The Garden. Yeah…, about half of them were still green and hanging in there. OK…, the monsoon rains had beat them down pretty good…, but they were still green laying there on the ground.
A few very short years ago…, yeah the years are slipping away way too fast these days…, I wrote a piece for The Agonist called, “Biscuits and Gravy and the First Killing Frost”. It was dated 10/12/09. A very late first freeze this year…, and a very early spring and summer that helped set off a fire season for the record books in the Pacific Northwest. The dry spell during the summer browned up our grass pastures here on the Olympic Peninsula to a state that I haven’t witnessed in my 25 years here. We got some early rain this fall…, enough to green the pastures back up…, but it didn’t seem to cool off that much. September furnished us with some hot flashes..., but not much out of the ordinary. October was about average…, during the days..., it seemed. But I noticed that it didn’t cool off much during the night.