Some say the world will end with fire.

Others say with ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those that favor fire.

But if I had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate,

To say that for destruction ice,

Is also great and would suffice.

Robert Frost


"Good things come to those who wait, but, only the things LEFT by those who hustle." - Unknown (at least by me)

"Life is wonderful, without it you are dead." - Hy "Pete" Peterson - Park City and Kenecott Miner

"Don't worry about those people in your past---there is a reason they are not in your present." - Unknown

"Life's tough - it's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary!" - Vince Lombardi

"If you aren’t living on the edge, you’re probably taking up too much space.” ~ Attributed to Jim Whittaker by Doug ‘Swani’ Swantner, Alaska Smokejumper and Air Attack Base Manager (Ret.)

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I am married and have seven children and twenty grandchildren. I retired January 1, 2010 after working 39+ years for the Forest Service...NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE HAS BEGUN!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Today marks the official end of summer, at least here, because today it froze in the valley with temps predicted at 21 degrees F. It is also predicted that the next five days will each have temperatures below freezing. SO - we'll try to cover and save the garden but I would say chances are 95% that we will lose it. The really bad part about that is after we freeze hard and lose all the gardens in the valley it always warms up and we have a very nice fall for at least four more weeks. Probably won't happen this year because of the hunting seasons but I would bet it does.


Amber said...

I hope you'll be able to save it!

Native Minnow said...

We dropped to the 80s today ;-)

Delirious said...

I just bought some seeds today to put in a winter garden. I didn't buy much, but I got peas, beets, radishes, and spinach.

Dee Ice Hole said...

I bought crushed salt to put on the sidewalks. THAT'S MY WINTER GARDEN.

Inklings said...

We lost most of the garden, but only the tops of the tomatoes got hit, so we are still trying to make it through this cold spell to save them. But I will tell you the first morning when I took the traps off there was a sheet of ice on them!

Inklings said...

OOps, I didn't take traps off, I took tarps off. :0s Although taking them off kind of trapped me. :0)