Re: [gardeners] snowing in low central Tx!

Annetta Green (
Wed, 2 Jan 2002 09:09:51 -0500

We here in Central FL are preparing for our first freezing night.  Friday
the temps are to dip in to the very low 30's.  I have already started making
room for my pots that will have to come indoors.  There will be a few others
that will need to be covered with blankets for the night.  It is raining
today, the front that is to bring the cold through on Thursday and Friday.
I am not really looking forward to it.

In the cool weather we had the last few days, we trimmed our palm tree of
its dead fronds.  This tree was below the roof line when we moved in, now my
husband has to stand on our chimney and use the extension saw, fully
extended to reach it.  Don't know what we will do once this no longer works.
Anyway we filled 12 garbage bags with the leaves and made 6 piles of the
spiked stems.  I hope the recyclers will take all of it.
Anne in FL
zone 9b, sunset 26
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Subject: [gardeners] snowing in low central Tx!

> To the Northerners on the list, I apologize, but snow here is a rare
> event. The horses were snorting and cavorting, so was I!
> For dinner we had chocolate bread! I'd baked a (bread machine)
> loaf and added cocoa powder to the loaf. If I'd crushed caroway
> seeds or fennel seeds in it, it would have been a very pleasing dark
> 'rye' bread, amazing!
> We had our traditional black eyed peas and cabbage. I'd save a
> ham bone and stuck it in the peas to flavor. Some of the (honey
> spiral) ham had gone in the freezer so we just had a couple of
> slices of that. Igor (blue n gold macaw) liked the dinner as much as
> we did. The chickens got the larger tough cabbage leaves, but I
> think the goats and mares stole some too. As long as cabbage =
> money or good fortune, the critters can have all they want.
> Like George, I'd wrapped all the external pipes 2 days ago, turned
> heat lamps on the citrus trees in the greenhouse, and hung all the
> water hoses up to drain out. I'll have to deal with unveiling a couple
> of spigots and hoses tomorrow when I have to refill the goat and
> horse water tubs though. Accuweather says we'll get 16* temps by
> tomorrow night, I don't think I'll be doing any late night watering.
> take care, martha