We had a beautiful white Christmas here this year. It started snowing Friday evening, while we were at church for a Christmas Eve service. When we left to come back home, it looked as if everything had been covered in a blanket of wet fluffy snow! Fortunately the roads were not too slick and we made it home without incident. It continued snowing a bit more throughout the night.
When we woke up Christmas morning, it looked like a winter wonderland outside. The greenhouse was an oasis in the middle of all the snow.
We had to dig under about 3 inches of snow to find our stone out front.
The holly bush by the garage was more visible but still snow covered.
We quickly saw we weren’t the only ones who had been out and about. Tracks were everywhere, meandering around in the snow. Were they reindeer footprints?
Upon closer inspection, we decided it was probably some of our numerous local whitetail deer.
I was concerned about the snow on the cold frame covers. Too much weight could cause them to sag and crush some of the plants inside.
When I opened the first one, I was relieved to see that everything was all right. The plants were frozen but unharmed.
We’ve had questions from folks who are curious to know how the lettuce is doing in the cold frames. So far it appears to be surviving the cold weather. Even the young seedlings I planted in December seem to be alive and well.
Today the snow is starting to disappear. Later in the week the temperature is supposed to get up over 50F, and this snow will just be history. Still, it was nice while it lasted, and made for a beautiful Christmas morning!