Rare Feathers Farm

Crowing
11 Years
Apr 1, 2008
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Pleasant Valley, (Okanogan) WA
My Coop
So this morning, when I woke up it was a nippy 37 degrees outside! It had “warmed up” to 43 by the time I left for work. About 10am, it started POURING rain. It’s rained on/off all day, today.

However, I just heard they have lowered the SNOW level to 2500’ for tonight with a freezing temperature advisory! ACKK! My poor tomatoes, cantaloupes & eggplants! Not to mention roses! Sighs. I’m just not ready for winter’s freezing temps, yet! According to the Farmer’s Almanac, it’s supposed to be a “catastrophic winter.” Whatever that means?

Looks like my Sultan & Light Brahma chicks will be leaving in the spare bedroom for quite some time—after they hatch, that is…and they’re not due until the first week of October…
 

Mrs MIA

Chick Magnet
11 Years
Mar 3, 2008
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I did the same thing yesterday!!! It dipped to 30F, and I haven't finished the coop yet!!!


Can you keep them in the garage? That's what I did last winter...
 

highmountainchick

In the Brooder
11 Years
Mar 26, 2008
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I'm right there with you! We had snow on Labor day and I think I almost cried. Have tucked my garden in but i am still envious that you even got eggplant and lopes to grow in yours. Lucky girl.
 

Rare Feathers Farm

Crowing
11 Years
Apr 1, 2008
13,102
66
326
Pleasant Valley, (Okanogan) WA
My Coop
Yup, this was my first year with eggplants—I got six to ripen & about 10 more flowers. I tried to protect them last night, but I’m not sure if they made it. I got 5 ripe cantaloupes & my second cantaloupe plant was accidentally uprooted during weeding and I didn’t notice until the entire thing was dead. This was my first successful year with tomatoes. I have about 40 ripe ones that I’ll be making salsa with this weekend! Oh and as always, my squash & cucumbers did very well…my peppers didn’t, though…?
 

MagsC

Queen Of Clueless
11 Years
Jul 27, 2008
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Minnesota
I cant say I am ready for snow either...I want to have some autumn first!
My chicks will probably have to be in a spare area of the house as well. Got the coop part figured out but havent winterized yet. Oh well, I dont mind, just have to go with whats going to work best right now.
 

Rare Feathers Farm

Crowing
11 Years
Apr 1, 2008
13,102
66
326
Pleasant Valley, (Okanogan) WA
My Coop
Quote:Well, I still have some in the 'bator.
I'd like to think I'll get 100% hatch from the remaining eggs, which would make it around 10 chicks! I have an almost month old Salmon Fav (bantam) cockerel & four standard salmon favs that are almost a week old in their now...soon to be joined by some Light Brahmas & bantam sultans!
 

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