Red Wicket Market Farm is a small farm 25 minutes from downtown Columbus, Ohio, near Slate Run Metropark. Breeding Black Copper and Blue Copper Marans to the Standard of Perfection.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, we had our first snow of the year last night. I had heard snow in the forecast, but didn't expect to actually see it on the ground--I thought it would be one of those snows that swirls around in the air but doesn't stick. But it definitely came down with a vengeance. Here is my garden this morning:

My poor, poor fall crops! Nothing looks dead yet, and I know that broccoli and Brussels sprouts and kohlrabi can take the cold, but I'm a little worried about my sugar snap peas.And I'm not sure what the snow lying on the plants will do to them.

The chickens weren't very happy, either. They rushed and pushed to get outside, and then:

You can see the traffic jam that formed in the doorway. and one hen is already trying to get back in. They weren't happy about putting their feet on the ground, either. The blur on the right hand side is a hen flapping her wings like crazy as she jumps up onto the cement block.

Poor babies. For most of them, it's the first snow they've ever seen. And they DO NOT like it! I don't blame them.

I hope that unseasonal snow is the worst that happens here from this hurricane. And if you're closer to the coast, I'm thinking about you. Stay safe, and I hope your homes come through OK.