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Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on Wednesday

I hope you have heating Vicky,and keep warm. You might have to do some inside stuff for a while. At last we got 10mm of rain wet the leaves thats about it. I  noticed there was a bit of dew this morning so thats good. Its not too bad if theres moisture in the air. But its warmed up again. Shade house is working really well, must take a photo of snow peas hanging from the walls and climbing beans on the other wall. Having a feed of broad beans, tomatoes , onions and bacon with BBQ steak tonight. The tomatoes will have to be tin ones, its still too early, I have flowers but no fruit.

Comment by Vicky Myers on November 12, 2014 at 11:45am

William that is the bird holes they have them all over outside but that one in the kitchen they made a hole from outside it. When they get in the fly around all crazy trying to get back out. It is winter here grrrrrrrrr getiing into the teens at night a few nights and that snow or rain is supposed to be here tomorrow.Still in the 30s day time too. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah None of the guys who were supposed to help me get this place winterized ever touched those jobs so I have wind which we had nasty ones all days yesterday blowing thru the house. Went after a can of foam last night. Then just duct taped around the door and window last night as it was quicker at the time. The wind also blew my big roll of plastic off my pots. Put it back on and set pots on it before I went to town. I need guys with strong backs mine is worthless to help me move them to the porch or on the other side of the house and build some protection around them.

Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on November 12, 2014 at 9:57am

Vicky it;s 28 here right now at 9:45 am I didn't check it earlier. I suppose the toms are gone for sure and peppers. I picked all the green toms Monday evening and Nancy made some fried toms. She made a cake out of some of them last night, it's just about all gone.  Hope you get the birds hole closed up soon. We are supposed to get snow here over the week end. One of the states up north got 3 ft. last night so you be careful up there.

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on November 12, 2014 at 3:51am

Wow 23 f freezing, I don,t even know that cold, most days for me are getting to over 80f to 95f daytime, so not too bad. We have not any over 100 f days yet. Still no rain, supposed to be a cool change on  Saturday. Ive got the corn and zucchini thing happening this year. I have to put down snail and slug bait and ant, earwig sand. But its all on the ground and I don,t need to spray.  Sounds like those birds Vicky are trying to find a warm place for winter. Hope you all get what needs to be done before winter comes.

Comment by Vicky Myers on November 10, 2014 at 8:02pm

Oh and an other bird climbed thru the wall in the kitchen and was flying around in here. I watched it this time so I know where they are getting in. I took out a board long ago and was going to try to open that wall but it is a weight bearing wall. So was going to put shelves in be tween the studs. Will be covering that part back up instead. Soooooooo sick of birds thinking this is their home! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

Comment by Vicky Myers on November 10, 2014 at 7:59pm

Hang on for dear life William. Gonna be 23 tonight and I believe the gal on the radio said 30s tomorrow day! Grrrrrr It just flips a switch on and off around here from nice to nasty and back in the Spring.

Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on November 10, 2014 at 5:03pm

I need to get down and pick the green tomatoes that I didn't get done this week end. Wind blowing 50mph I can't even get the barn door open. The toms will be gone tomorrow morning if I can't get them picked to night. I have been cutting the pepper plants to give to the worms in my box.

Comment by Vicky Myers on November 9, 2014 at 2:19pm

I so hope I can get the bad bugs under control here w/good ones. I do have a noisy frog that lives here. Think it has moved into the basement after all the thousands of mosquitoes that are down there. Also need a beneficial critter that will eat all the bad birds that are destroying my home and out buildings. I wish I could be joyful too but just looked out to nasty wind again. And there is a bird pecking away at my house as we speak. GRRRR! I need to mow the lawn at the school for the last time, not looking forward to being blown around while doing it. I would rather be building something to cover my pots full of living food.

Comment by Don Reeves z7, TN on November 9, 2014 at 7:45am

  Vicky and Keryn, you both sound joyfully busy as well.  I noticed in growing the corn and squash, that I did not have ANY corn ear worm or squash vine borer insect problems, as I have had in the past.  I suspect this is due to attracting beneficial insects to my garden.  I do not use any pesticides, but I do lose some things to harmful insects because of this practice.  I feel that it is a small price to pay for having pesticide free veggies on the dinner table.

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on November 8, 2014 at 9:56pm

Just dug a bucket of red potatoes, some leeks and a cabbage. Thats dinner taken care of, feels so good to eat my own produce.

I,m eating strawberries straight from the patch, so sweet.

Had a thunderstorm come through last night, but no rain, after a few hot days. Its cooled a little so today was really nice. But wish it had rained.

 

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