With the arrival of October, it’s time to get serious about preparing for winter. I’ve been procrastinating as usual, but with fall’s chill in the air, it’s time to write down a list of things to do before the first snow hits here in the Finger Lakes:
1. Start searching for your Carhartt hooded sweatshirt. No one who lives in the Finger Lakes and spends any time outside would be without a hooded sweatshirt. I hate the feel of the cold wind down my neck and it’s usually windy here in the Finger Lakes. Chances are that your gloves are still in the pockets, left there from last winter.
2. Ok, call me a name dropper, but some things are just better than others. Next thing on my fall list is my Cabela’s rubber bottom “duck” shoes. For those damp fall days, I wouldn’t head outside to the mailbox or to the garden without them. But I don’t need to look for them as I never put them away in the spring!
3. My order for spring bulbs (hyacinths, daffodils, and tulips) just arrived from Breck’s and now it’s time to plant them. I hate working in the cold wet ground and I probably won’t get started till after the leaves have all been raked up. In as much as I hate to plant those bulbs in the fall, I love to see the beautiful flowers that they produce after the snow melts!
4. It’s time to rearrange the garage for winter. The motorcycle needs to be inspected and then stored in front of the car and the snow blower moved to its winter location between the two cars so I can get it out of the garage without moving the cars. I changed the oil in the snow blower last spring so it’s already to go. Last year we had out first frost on October 13 so there’s no time to lose. But first, just a few more pictures.