Saturday, November 8, 2014

Make Hay While the Sun Shines

I'm not gonna be making hay, but I want to take advantage of our nice weather over the next two days to get a few chores finished outside. I can leave my basement projects for now. The basement will be dry, even if not very warm, once the  arctic chill hits us.

So, today I want to dig up my Dahlia tubers. I wasn't successful in over-wintering them last year, but as the old adage goes, if at once you don't succeed….  
I think my problem is finding a place that will stay between 40-50 degrees. I tried a corner of the basement last year - probably too warm for the tubers. I'll try the garage this year, although I am not holding out too much hope. The garage door has southern facing windows so it can sometimes get toasty in there, and, if we have an extended period of cold, I think it might dip to freezing. But, I love my Dahlias, so it is worth a try. 

I have some kale, beets and carrots in the garden to harvest. The beets may not be in the best of shape as we did have some freezing weather, but I'll see if they may be salvageable. Worst case scenario, I can harvest the lower portion of the beet and enjoy the yummy beet salad I made while we were on our trip!

The last thing I want to get accomplished is to put Christmas lights on at least one tree. It is ever so much nicer to wrestle lights and scratchy tree branches when the sun is shining and your hands aren't freezing, than wait for more seasonable weather to put you in the mood!

Those are my marching orders for the day. What plans do you have for this weekend?


  1. Send me some of your energy.

    I have cleaned one water garden and did not look for more to do. Just walked back inside.

  2. I'm sadly doing laundry and what have you. Our veggy patch flooded one to many times to grow much. Though Camryn did still enjoy her itty bitty carrots. Hubby is building raised beds for next year.


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