It happens every year – there comes that first night that the weatherman predicts a freeze. 60-70 houseplants have to get inside and right now before I lose them. I start with my favorites and work backwards – each plant has to be cleaned of debris and treated for insects before they are moved into the house. This job almost kills me. Some of the pots/plants are so big I can hardly handle them. Remember the school desk I planted? I was able to get it into the house by myself – inch by inch.
Please don’t think people haven’t offered to help! Many have but how do I know which night this is going to happen? I don’t and all of a sudden it’s upon me and people already have other plans.
And here’s the kicker. It doesn’t get down to freezing that night and once again nice warm sunny weather returns and all my plants are inside. The first time I don’t head the weatherman will be the time I lose my plants and some are over 40 years old!
Some plants are in the front room, some in the piano room, sewing room, quilt shop and lots are in the basement with grow lights. I can just hear my mom saying “Mary! You make so much work for yourself!” Next year at our sale I’m going to sell a bunch of them.
Are there any Florida readers that can let us know they’re safe? The hurricane coverage on tv is beyond belief!
And Connie just finished binding Chicken Tracks from our first book, On Behalf of Chickens. You can download this pattern from our online store.
So the past few days have been overwhelming – the porch repair, the longarm maintenance and repair, the piano tuner, choir practice, the pumpkins, the mowing – yikes!
One last question – has anyone read this book? What did you think of it?