Chicago's official temperature at O'Hare International Airport registered 32 degrees on Friday, November 2, ending the growing season for this year , one of the four longest since they've been keeping records in 1959.
Our growing season was a month longer than last year. My last act before shutting off my irrigation system was to give the garden one last, long soaking before the snow flies and to pick the last of the green tomatoes for frying up. How lucky we are in Chicago to have ample water. I pray for the poor folks down South who are in the worse drought in history.
Mother nature gave us a nice gentle rain evening before last and we are expecting more today and the first 60 degree temperature for November.