I noticed when I went outside this morning that there was a bit more of a chill than we have had since probably last May. As I walked to the barn to feed the horses and chickens I noticed that there was frost on the windrows from where I had been mowing with the tractor yesterday. WhenI got back to the house I looked at the thermometer and sure enough---36 degrees. What the frost is up with that? I heard no warnings that it might get cold last night. I suppose the real test of how cold it was last night is to look at the basil. And it is fine. So we had very scattered frost last night. We have only just gotten our first few red tomatoes. It can't frost yet. Just had corn last night. Still needed a few more days on the stalk but I was getting impatient.
Yesterday we did some harvesting in the bean and broccoli rows. Leigh froze about 12 quarts of yellow beans and I froze 10 quarts of broccoli. We now have over 50 qts of beans, mostly green, and about 40 qts of broccoli in our new upright freezer. Plus we have about a dozen quarts of raspberries. Oh we have a few qts of peas too. Our old freezer was a small, old(35 years), chest freezer. Now we have a new energy efficient 17 cu ft frost free freezer.