|Plants under the row covers|
With the colder weather finally upon us, we had to get the greens in the field under row covers. First, we loaded up with clothespins.
Then we put hoops of wire into the ground in order to make supports.
Ah, theories and hope. What we don't have pictured is what happened when the wind blew and tore the row covers, attracting Sofie's attention. She was a very helpful puppy and enjoyed playing with the flapping white stuff. (At night, maybe it's hard to see--maybe it was a run-a-way chicken needing to be rescued or a large owl needing to chased away.) Such is the life of a farmer. So we now have some plants covered, some uncovered, a lot of young lettuce in the refrigerator and electric fencing around what's left. Fortunately, the weather's been warm the past few days. We're due for some below freezing temperatures at night later this week--and just when the broccoli is beginning to head. We'll let you know if we get any to eat.