When you see a headline like: First Frost By State: Massachusetts my first reaction would be, are you kidding? Summer’s over? Add to that, when I get the frost prediction email from Old Farmers Almanac, it occurs to me: great, I am now my Dad. The Weather Channel is at the top of my saved shows list? Good grief! (See, I even got in a Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown reference.)

Fall Has It’s Good Points

Hey, who has ever said a bad thing about the pumpkin spice season? No one. Fall, is one of the many wonderful things about living in New England. People travel many miles to see our trees change color! So, to make us feel better about the end of Summer, I put together a list: Top 5 Things We Love About Fall! Drumroll please:

5) For 30 days, We Have A Low Electric Bill!

4) October Halloween Candy Appears In The Office

3) We Can Break Out Our Yankee Candle Christmas Tree Scent

2) Look Forward To New Years Resolutions, We Didn’t Commit To, This Year

1) For 30 Days We Have A Low Electric Bill!

Old Farmers Almanac

I recently signed up to receive the Old Farmers Almanac. Each day, I find in my IN box, a variety of tips, ideas and recipes, all wonderful things I have zero time for, now. Hey, can’t I make time to make bacon wrapped roasted brussel sprouts? Why don’t I want to know how to plant shallots, for this fall? How DO YOU care for Hellebore Flowers. (I must know someone, who knows what a Hellebore Flower is.) These wonderful questions and more can be found now, in my daily in box.

The First Frost

One item, that got my attention from my Daily Almanac email,  was the date of New England’s first frost. This tidbit does affect many.

So, now that we are equipped and ready to face the chilly music, let’s go find the First Frost By State!

  • Boston, MA.

    Boston, MA

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    The 2023 First Frost:

    November 3 

    Boston is warmer, being closer to water.

    Boston’s growing season is 208 days.

  • Providence, RI.

    Providence, RI

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    The 2023 First Frost:

    Oct 24

    Growing season is 189 days.

  • Hartford, CT.

    Hartford, CT

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    The 2023 First Frost:

    October 20

    Growing season is 179 days

     

  • Concord, NH

    Concord, NH

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    The 2023 First Frost: Whoa, early!

    September 29

    Growing season is a short 136 days. In contrast in California, Sacramento has 281 days.

  • Augusta, ME

    Augusta, ME 04330

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    The 2023 First Frost:

    October 10

    Growing season is 161 days.

  • Burlington, VT.

    Burlington, VT

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    The 2023 First Frost:

    October 9

    Burlington has a growing season of 158 days.

  • Springfield, MA.

    Springfield, MA

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    The 2023 First Frost: Let’s go West!

    October 3

    Colder than NH and VT? Springfield has a shorter growing season of 146 days.

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