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Good morning and welcome again to the Home Repair shop.  

This week on the high desert saw our first visit of Winter.  Cold enough in the sky to snow 3 inches of heavy wet stuff, but not cold enough to freeze on the ground.  Thus a rare sight of tomato plants covered with snow, but not frozen and blackened.  They'll live a while longer and hopefully ripen some more fruit before it finally gets cold enough to freeze.

I cleaned up the pump house/cold storage to receive the winter squashes (Hubbards and Acorns) and the storage onions. There's still a whole row of way-overgrown green bunching onions out there we'll pick as long as it can survive.

I put away the freeze-sensitive drip system timers/valves and drained down the big irrigation pump.

We are also continuing our flagstone paving project, adding another 200 SF of area on the east side as a buffer in the War Against Dust (and mud).

Oh yes, and we  finally broke down and made a fire in the woodstove for a little warmth.

Tell us what you have going on at your place.  Maybe we can help out with advice and encouragement for your own projects/emergencies.

Thanks for stopping by.

Originally posted to claude on Sat Oct 29, 2011 at 06:05 AM PDT.

Also republished by Pink Clubhouse.

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