Unfinished Business

November 1st dawned with the threat of a Nor’easter heading up the coast. The weather man has the nerve to predict 5-10 inches of snow for us. I am not ready for snow. I have too much unfinished business.

  • The last of the garden cleanup is not yet done
  • My garlic isn’t in yet
  • My new bulbs need to be planted
  • My greenhouse framework and new hugelkultures are not finished
  • We do not have enough wood put up for the winter
  • We haven’t rebuilt the leaky nesting box on the chicken coop
  • The plow isn’t on the truck
  • The porch furniture needs to be put away
  • The wood boiler isn’t up and running yet

I am not ready for snow!

garlic-plant

So, after only one cup of coffee, I headed out to get my garlic planted so I can cross one thing off my list.

garlic-hugelkulture

I planted 100 cloves of garlic in two of the hugelkultures we made this year. Mulched with about eight inches of leaves and topped with straw, I’m hoping for the best. Garlic in the hugelkuture is an experiment this year.

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The frames of my unfinished greenhouse waiting to be completed.

wood

A stack of trees delivered just yesterday, waiting to be cut split.

Yup, a bit of unfinished business.

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One Response to Unfinished Business

  1. Lisa Taylor says:

    Hope you weathered the storm safely. I’m actually heading up to Acadia tomorrow. I hope the trees are still standing and the power is still on!

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