It's the end of October. Normally, there would be a chill in the air. Yesterday, there was snow in the air; lot's of it along the I-95 corridor from Washington through the New York metro area and up into New England. Fair Lawn received 5 inches of heavy, wet snow, which clung to the trees that still had most of the leaves on them, resulting in widespread tree damage and power failures. On our property, one tree was heavily damaged with two major limbs sheared off, and several other trees had lesser damage.
I am happy to tell you that my etrog saplings survived the storm in the warmth and safety of our home. I am planting additional saplings from this year's etrog, so I have a nice variety of saplings ranging from a few inches tall to one that is almost three feet tall. (see attached picture)
I have one very nice etrog plant in my office that is about a foot tall, doing very well under a plant light I set up.
Keep those cards and letters coming folks.
Next update - hope for one early winter.