Welcome to Cranky Puppy Farm!

This blog belongs to two Gen X-er's smackdab in downtown Kansas City where we've been renovating and decorating two old Victorians built in the 1890's. Our life is filled with 3 demanding Pomeranians (1 of them cranky, of course), honking cars, noisy neighbors and the hustle and bustle of city life but we dream of the day when we can move to our 40-acre farm and hear nothing but the wind and the cows next door. Until then, we're chronicling our triumphs and mishaps here as we try to garden and preserve on 2 city lots, raise chickens, and learn all those things we should have learned from our grandparents. Welcome to our world - we hope you'll stay awhile!

Fall Arrives

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Photo by Brian Folkers.
It arrived with a punch to the gut, that is!  Here I am with tomato plants just covered in late season tomatoes (can you believe it!) and we touched 33 degrees last night.  A really cool-looking cold front rolled through late on Thursday and yesterday only got up in the 50's after a week of highs in the 70's and low 80's. 

The front looks like a giant boomerang in that picture doesn't it?  From the house, it looked like a giant white tootsie roll stretching as far as the eye could see. Good thing J. and I were cozy  inside fixing walls and hanging light fixtures while the carpet installers did their thing on the second floor.  It smells so new and fresh up there!

So, for tonight, those mean ol' weatherfolks are predicting we'll get our first freeze.  I guess I'll have to take time out from building the front porch railing today to shut the windows on the hen house and cover the strawberries and tomatoes.  We've been so busy trying to wrap up this renovation, that I haven't had any time to devote to this blog or to get ready for cold weather.

Thank you for being patient as we finish this project up.  I promise I will be back full-time next week with some great before and after pictures!



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