It appears all the veggies in my yard survived the deep-freeze, though the “deep-freeze” was nowhere near as low as what I thought had been forecast. I can’t honestly say the “heat cisterns” did the trick, but they certainly did give me peace of mind. Lugging over 160 pounds of hot water each of three nights, however, was not fun. At one point I tried to hook a garden hose to the hot water heater tank in the garage to fill my 5-gallon jugs, but that proved slower and sloppier than I cared for.
The frostweed made its annual big show. Being a weekday, I didn’t take new photos even though this year’s display was more spectacular than last. More photos of last year’s frostweed display here.