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Preparing for the first frost

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Leaves are changing, the air is crisp and our first frost is forecasted for tonight. Justin and I started preparing for this last week when we dismantled our irrigation from the farm and stored it for winter. We broke down the hydroponic system preparing for the farmers to turn off the water. I blew out the lines to the roof irrigation system with an air compressor this morning and now we just sit back and wait. I still have peppers in the ground that are producing but the quality has really diminished and I think these freezing temperatures will finally be the nail in the coffin.

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All the boys are now back in the kitchens, Justin having gone back on Monday. It’s always a sad farewell, especially since I was really hoping to use our season extension tools this year.

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We are on the downhill slide of harvesting our fall crop. Fall crop of the year is definitely our turnips. We grow a variety called Purple Globe. They are round with white bottoms and purple tops and they smell fantastically spicy!

 

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