Sunday, January 23, 2011

Winter freeze

We've planted numerous citrus trees, and a variety of other fruit
trees too, some of which are frost sensitive during their early years.
Thus, when we are expecting a freeze, we cover the trees with tarps
and place an incandescent light bulb underneath to generate some heat.
The result is an eerie gathering of misshapen nightlights glowing
around the landscape, a strange lighted sculpture garden. When we
harvest in the next couple years, and in the decades to come, it will
have been a worthwhile precaution.