October is just a couple of days away, and my part of Idaho is supposed to get freezing temperatures tonight and for the next few nights. Yesterday I got the yard mowed before the rain hit. Got a super deal on a new Murray lawnmower with large back wheels last week at Wal-Mart. Regularly 184.00, it was on clearance for 85.00! I put it together, figured out how to operate the "safer" gas can and how to start it. It took down the overgrown chicory on the street side of the fence, too.
I put away the water hoses, and picked the ripe tomatoes and some catnip to dry for Eliza Jane. And I got out a coat, gloves, and a stocking hat for my daily walks with Sammy, my 10 pound Rat Terrier/Pomeranian cross.
I'm doing craft demonstrations at our Council Valley Heritage Festival next Saturday, so I have to prepare for that today. After that, I have a large pile of free wood chip mulch to put down in the flower beds and to make a path through the fruit trees. And heavy plastic to cover the north windows. I'll also need to get a bale of straw to cover the strawberry bed.
What are you doing to prepare for cold weather?