Sunday, November 11, 2012

First Hard Frost

We had our first hard frost this week.  The kind of frost that burns the leaves of the summer crops like squashes, cucumbers and beans and puts an end to their harvest.  It came late this year, but we've had all the tell tail signs that it was coming.  

When the acorns ripen and begin to fall, the animals around my garden take full advantage of this high fat, high calorie food.  The squirrels are no exception.

This guy is fattening up in preparation for the coming winter.

So are the deer.  They usually show up in family groups to eat the acorns.  Although, on this day, only the female and her babies showed up.  The males were elsewhere...

Of course, my Director of Pest Management and my Garden Supervisor were keeping watch.  

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