Re: [gardeners] Frost!!!

Terry King (
Mon, 17 Aug 1998 21:04:29 -0600

On Mon, 17 Aug 1998 22:35:55, George Shirley wrote:

>At 08:21 PM 8/17/98 -0600, you wrote:
>>After inspecting the garden I see no harm done.  I've watered everything 
>>well today as it looks to be as cold tonight.
>>I too wish the summer to start over for the garden.  First we had 
>>heat at the beginning of April then cool and wet May and now very little 
>>rain since the beginning of June.  My plants freaked out by the early heat 
>>have sulked until the last week or so and now they are growing we are 
>>having frosts!  Makes you just want to throw in the towel!
>Never mind the garden, how's the cougar population around your place? 
>having to go to the privy with a handgun?
>George, proud to know a true pioneer

Haven't seen one since the first of the year.  Jim did say there were several 
bears in the area while I was in CA in June.  I saw a linx last month.  It 
crossed the road about 1/2 a mile from here.  The deer and rabbit population 
seem to be up this year.  Must have been the good feed all summer last year 
and two years of reasonably mild winters.  I figure that's why the weasel 
population is up too, more mice.  Coyote's population seems to be down 
though, maybe the cougars are eating them.  Of course we do still have 
three Anatolian puppies left so with 8 dogs not much is inclined to come 
around here.