Friday, January 8, 2010


1) Pipes
2) Pets
3) Plants

As it turns out, preparing for an arctic blast is a real pain in the posterior. Good thing I don't have any pets, 'cause I never made it past #1 (and I'm not sure I even managed it all that well)!

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musingegret said...

Love the doodles! Aren't we lucky to not have any precip with this blast? My plan to cover the sago palms with sheets came to naught yesterday with those danged ol' rattling wind gusts! Keeping my fingers crossed they can weather the weather. Hope your pipes and little citrus tree are all OK. Stay warm!

Hill Country Hippie said...

There was a time when protecting all my tender plants was my top priority. Now it's survival of the fittest, as I have more critical things to worry about - like protecting our massive investment in this water catchment system!

musingegret said...

I'm getting a kick out of reading your posts from a year ago. (and my comments) How did those asparagus crowns turn out? My sago palms did freeze; the fronds all turned brown; we cut them off at the end of Feb and by April they had grown big fuzzy 'cones' that were studded with ferny tendrils that unfurled into beautiful long healthy fronds. Soooo, proof that sago palms in pots can survive sixteen degree hard freezes!

Hill Country Hippie said...

The asparagus crowns I planted a while back never came up, but this fall I planted some asparagus plants in 4" pots, and they are doing great so far. I was glad to see that the deer's dislike of ferns apparently extends to these.