You can call us … crazy
I had just come home from work at around 9:00 p.m. The weather advisory freaked me out…. frost warning! Shouldn’t I be freaked? It was 60 or 70 degree during the day a few days ago and night time temperatures have been in the upper 40’s. I had put some of the seedlings in the ground, the ones that are hardy enough to deal with 40 degrees at night. Some of them are even happy with a little cold like the little Sugarsnap peas. They were fine until tonight.
The wind has been howling all day and seem to pick up even more at night. The cold front is moving in from Canada and the temperature may drop to below 30 degrees. We were out with our jackets on and we still felt the chill. The poor seedlings need jackets!
Yes, at 9 p.m, we were out there with heavy duty garbage bags to cover rows of peppers, celery and sugar snap peas and weigh them down with firewood logs and stones. The Moonflowers that were just about to reach the trellis went in hiding under tall plastic soup containers that I have been collecting. Hopefully, they will not freeze to death.
We walked around the yard with a flashlight to make sure that we didn’t forget anyone. We took the solar fountains in as well, just in case. It’s better to be safe than sorry since they will freeze only once and not work again after that.
This is love. Love makes you crazy. Love makes you care. And, sometimes it seems it seems a little obsessive. But, I don’t mind being called “crazy” because I couldn’t let these little guys freeze to death out there.
Well, there is a way to reason this. I will have to wait a few more weeks before I can eat them, if I let them die. How’s that? It’s a good enough reason to brave the cold at 9 p.m. with a flashlight to cover them up. Oh, I will have to free them for sunlight tomorrow morning before I go to work too.