Monday, October 18, 2021


It was such a pretty weekend.  So pretty that I lost track of time when I stopped off at some garden centers and got to the farm a bit later than I anticipated.  But that's OK, got a couple of bargains, more on those in upcoming posts.

I got there and the grass was fine, not too much longer but enough that I needed to mow...

It was a picture perfect sky for sure.  Cool breeze and low humidity.  It definitely felt like Fall was finally here.

I mowed, however my mower app is not working.  We got new phones last week and now the app doesn't track my mowing. I need to figure that out, I miss the tracking.  The good thing is I can still manually add a mow and put in the date and time so at least it will keep it in my history.  I emailed the app developer, we shall see if they create an update for it.

You can see in the photo above that I still need to edge around the workshop and shed.  I ran out of trimmer string and since I figured I won't have to mow this coming weekend, I'll buy it this week and do it then.

Look at the low at the farm on Sunday morning!  48 degrees!  Wow.  It was February or March the last time we dipped into the 40's.  This coming weekend should be nice and we hope so because...

...we have our garlic and it's almost ready to plant.  I checked the calendar and the last two times we planted it (and it was successful) was the first weekend in November.  So this coming weekend I'll finish up the garlic raised bed to get it ready for planting turning the soil again and adding compost and topping off with soil.  For now, they are in the fridge at the farm like bulbs, pretending it's gotten cold so they'll get ready to do their thing.  Maybe the weekend after, which is almost November 1st, will be a good planting weekend.

Part of what I was looking for at the garden centers was some collard green starter plants.  It's too late for me to start with seeds but in years past I've always gotten them in October.  This year I can broccoli, cauliflower and things like that but no collards.  I'm going to make some calls this week and see if I can find some.

Hope you had a great weekend!


  1. what beautiful weather and how can you have lows in texas that are colder than all the way up here? the weather is crazy anymore!

    1. The weather is DEFINITELY changing. Having lived here most of my life (well ok, 40+ years), it is nothing now like it was even 10 or 15 years ago. We just hope we don't have a repeat of the power outage/grid failure epic freeze.

  2. The cool, low humidity weather was indeed wonderful. Perfect for your lawn mowing. I hope you can find a way to get your mower app to work with your new phone.

    1. Wasn't it nice? I saw upper 80's again this weekend, ugh. Yeah, I've sent a letter of support to the app developer to see if they have an update yet.

  3. The weather has cooled off here and it has been beautiful. I love this time of year.


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