This fall has had some extremely unusual weather here at the dandelion patch. Usually our ground gets and stays frozen for the winter around the middle of November. This year the ground is still unfrozen. I don't remember a Thanksgiving that I could harvest fresh dill unless it was covered. I can this year. I went out and harvested some for Dill and Maple Sugar Carrots for tomorrow.
On Monday I woke up to only our second freeze of the year. The frost was so beautiful. But as soon as the sun touched it, it was gone. So I could only photograph the plants still in the shade. By afternoon the ground was unthawed again.
I meant to write this post on Monday, but that didn't happen and then Tuesday didn't happen. Sometimes it is hard to find a minute free to blog.
We might get one more freeze in November. Tonight. Or we might not. As usual the weather men disagree and one says it will be 26F tonight. Another says only 31F. Then they all agree it will be warm and sunny on Friday and Saturday, so the freeze won't stick. It looks like the ground won't freeze solid until sometime in December. Though I have to say I'm wondering if winter won't ever come.
And in other news, I had a cold over the last week so my husband for the first time every helped me play bag lady. We collected leaves from our neighborhood curbs. I filled up two of the bins. Some are still in the bags, but as the leaves below compress I'll add in more leaves to the bins.