I was asked what zone we live in. If you look on a map it laughingly says zone 5. At a mile above sea level, we are not a zone 5. After much trial and error, I would say we are a zone 3. That being said, my orchard is only 200 yards away and I think that is in a zone 4. While everywhere around us will freeze, the orchard remains untouched by Jack Frost's brush. I think it has something to do with all of the aspen and birch compared to the pine. It all boils down to my growing season is unbearably short.
Everything stayed nice and snug. My tomatoes are on the cusp of being ripe. It made the smudging of my beloved phlox a bit easier to take. We covered the squash and pumpkin. They didn't do too bad.
I'm still harvesting carrots and they taste amazing. I also pulled up my glads and dahlias.
I sure wish I could send this moisture to the West Coast. I hope they get rain soon.
Some have asked if a September snow is unusual for us. I can't say it is. Looking back at pictures I'd say it happens every few years. What is the earliest you see snow?