This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

cleared off cold frame

My son went out this evening and cleared the heavy snow and ice layer off of my cold frame (for a small fee...). It was a good foot of heavy ice and slush and I was afraid it would crush the panels. We have not had a winter like this that I can remember and the panels were not designed to hold hundreds of pounds of weight. The panels still look fine. Now they are ready to get covered with another snow layer again - I hear another storm is coming on Saturday.


Blogger HAZEL said...

It seems a year for strange weather...all around the world.

February 02, 2011 11:29 PM

Blogger meemsnyc said...

I don't remember a winter quite like this one. Ugh, really, another storm!!

February 03, 2011 1:19 AM

Blogger kathy said...

The open refrigerator door from then arctic. What a winter!

February 03, 2011 2:21 AM

Anonymous Marian(LondonUK) said...

It is peculiar, the past two years have been extraordinarily snowy winters for us too, and as Hazel says strange all over the world.
Marian (London UK)

February 03, 2011 4:24 AM

Blogger Pete said...

Good idea to clear off the cold frames. I know I have one broken window already. Usually, the snow is not a problem.

February 03, 2011 9:27 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! What a lot of snow. So much so that the ground hog did not see his shadow so spring is approaching. Maybe it will be a snowy spring this year. (Did the travelers make it to your meeting?)

February 03, 2011 11:14 PM

Blogger kathy said...

we canceled the meeting :(

February 04, 2011 11:26 AM

Blogger doccat5 said...

And I thought we had some snow.......frankly better you than me. 5 years in Minnesota cured me of my love for snow. LOL Nice looking gardening setup.

February 10, 2011 8:20 PM


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