Tomorrow it will get above freezing and the ice should all melt and be gone til next year. It melts a bit and then we get more freezing rain. Last night was the first night that the roads were pretty much impossible and it was so quiet. We were out with the dogs and Vince said “I’ve never heard it so quiet!” We can hear a bit of road noise when we’re outside but last night there was not a sound. No one was venturing out on the roads.
I’m hoping that the coating of ice has saved our peaches.
The rosemary will be fine. I do believe rosemary is one of the hardiest of all the plants I’ve grown. I managed to kill our mint but the rosemary is thriving.
The cold doesn’t seem to bother the chickens at all. The wet bothers me though. They have muddy little chicken feet and they get the eggs so dirty.
They tell me that winter is over when the mesquite buds out.
I see ice and I see mistletoe but I don’t see any buds! 🙁
It is good to know an accomplished gardener like you can kill mint – here in Australia everyone calls it a weed because it grows so fast – I kill it too.
I do hope that your freezing weather is coming to a finish!!!! DH head to Harlingen on Mar. 14th to finalize the purchase of our “Winter Texan” park model. I’m looking forward to being down there for a week or so but the drive from our place (SE MN) could be quite the adventure!!!!!!
It will be interesting to see if your peach ‘crop’ makes it!!!!
Considering how much you garden, I’m amazed you can kill mint! My mint is corralled in one flower bed that is bordered by the house and a sidewalk. It doesn’t take over, but it doesn’t die either.
ACK!!! Upcoming forecast (for Ft Worth anyway) show 71 on Tues. and 36 on Wed!! GO AWAY WINTER!!
Phil said 6 weeks of winter .. BUT didn’t expect it all at once ..WE have the peach orchards here and its been COLD, snowy and a bitter cold wind! Brrrr… I sure hope the peaches survive the winter.. The strawberry crop as well as the cherry crop was wiped out last year due to the plummeting temperatures.
I hope everything of yours survives the winter and ice !