- Changing out the wooden screen to storm windows
- Cleaning out gutters after the white pine sheds all it pine needles. Every year in the first half of October my White Pines have anywhere from a third of its needles turn yellow and fall off the tree and clog my gutters. This year I filled five 5-gallon buckets of pine needles from the gutters.
- Putting a tarp over the air conditioner unit. I have central air and most people do not need to cover this unit but I do. The reason I cover my unit if I need to rake the snow off the roof this winter, the air conditioner unit is located near enough to the roof edge that snow falling of the roof into the unit could cause the fan blades to bend. That could cause a problem on the motor and destroy it. So I cover it to void any repair cost.
|The living room new curtain completed. Forgive the antenna hanging off the |
curtain rod but this is the only way I can get good reception.
- The garden been through several frosts since I pulled most of my garden in September but I did leave the all the Brussels sprouts, broccoli, 2 cauliflowers and 1 cabbage in the garden. The weekend before Thanksgiving I harvested all those plants. The cauliflower did not do well this year because of the drought so the heads were small. There was enough broccoli left for two serving and an 8-inch head of red cabbage. I have a second one in the refrigerator so my mother was the beneficiary of this cabbage. I planted 6 Brussels sprouts plants. The two Long Island Improved plants did poorly and one plant never formed heads. I harvested the smaller leaved off that plants and sauté them with caramelized onion for Thanksgiving, MMM. The Falstaff Brussels sprout did fair only forming small heads. Jade Cross variety did the best these plants were the best producing variety I ever planted for Brussels sprouts. I am not going to plant any Long Island variety next year. I will still plant Falstaff because of the beautiful purple color and they taste good. I spent the weekend after Thanksgiving blanching and freezing the sprouts.