This morning it was 55 degrees when we got up. By noon it was 74. Now the clouds have arrived and the rain has come and so has the cold. They forecast 28 degrees by morning and 29 degrees tomorrow night, so I guess spring will take a short break. I just hope it is a short one. Heat rises so when it gets suddenly cold down in the valley as in Nashville or McMinnville, we are quite a bit warmer here on the mountain. So it would be nice if we can stay above freezing for these two nights. By Saturday the forecast is back to normal with highs in the low seventies. I guess a short, light frost won’t hurt the buds but I hate to take a chance with fruit trees that are in bloom and my berries. So say a short prayer for us here on the mountain.
Today I got out after breakfast and finished up the flower beds in the Hickory Grove. Now all I have to do is spread the compost and transplant the iris to their new beds. I will wait and do that when the warmer weather comes back, maybe Saturday or Sunday. Norman is still bring brush down to the burn barrels. After this rain they should be cool enough to let Norman empty them, they are getting pretty full of ashes. I still have quiet a bit to pick up in the grove and around the lower garden but the worst of it is in piles now that Norman is moving. Then we can get back to weeding the big garden and getting some plants to put in that garden. We should have that all planted except for the tomatoes by mid April. The rhubarbs looking great so in a couple weeks we can have rhubarb pie when Joe come. I think this week we should have apple pie because I have not used any of the frozen apples I cut up for pies yet. Have a great day.