November 28th - Two days until summer. Rising to milk the cow a little after six am I am greeted by a white tinge on the grass. I check the garden and all the plants are coated in a thick layer of frost. As the sun is reaching over the mountain I am pouring water on the tomatoes, basils, pumpkins and zucchinis. The convenient hose is no use as the water inside has frozen so it is lots of trips to the tap with the watering can. Too little too late. Within hours the leaves were withering and turning black.
The potatoes didn't look too happy but enough lower leaves survived. The grapes were hit and even the lavender was knocked back.
November 30th - 34 degrees!
December 2 - Woke to a snowstorm that lasted for an hour!