I guess it won’t do any good to complain; it’s been snowing every day for a week now and most nights. It seems like fall has ended with a bang of white. We’ve got almost a foot down now, so we’ve been doing a lot of inside chores. Last night, I was cutting up some Olinka pumpkins, which have wonderful naked seeds inside while Will was shelling some rare Tuscarora Bread beans. Buffy was “helping” by lying in the crate of bean pods, on the sofa. Then, when I came back from rinsing off the Olinka seeds in the kitchen sink, I had to laugh. Buffy had given up on “her” bean pods and was sleeping upside down next to the bin of beans. Such hard work! It just tired her right out.
Will had his annual VA appointment and checkup and when we got home, there was a Breck’s box by our front door. In June I’d ordered four fancy peonies. And, yup, there they were. When the ground’s frozen and there’s a foot of snow! Gee, what am I supposed to do with those? Okay, Plan B. I’ll pot them up individually and keep them in the house over winter. And, hopefully, I’ll successfully plant them out in the spring. I love my peonies. And they transplant best in the fall. But we’ve run out of that season.