Tuesday, September 13, 2011

now we're gasping in a different way

That wildfire up in Minnesota must be one heck of a big blaze. We're almost 500 miles away from it and we're smelling smoke and not just a little. When I went outside this morning, I was wondering why my neighbor had a fire going so early in the morning. It took til someone mentioned it on facebook this afternoon for it to click that it was the MN fires. Look out Afton, the stink is heading your way!

Though things are unusually warm in northern Minnesota, there's a threat of frost down here in Wisconsin so I've got the whole September Wisconsin garden thing going on. All my tomatoes, peppers and eggplants are nicely tucked in under old sheets and curtains to protect them from the frost. Tomorrow morning I'll uncover them and will probably have to RE-cover them again tomorrow night. It's so much fun tucking your vegetables in at night.

1 comment:

Afton said...

I smelled the smoke! Got home from work one day and wondered why it was so hazy and what was burning. I figured out what was going on when I watched the news that evening. It wasn't quite so bad where I live, but downtown Chicago looked like fog had rolled in. Crazy.