Photo Essay: Weathering the First Hard Frost September 27, 2013 Mary and Noah With a frost literally on the horizon, and with snow in the distance, we work to pull squash, onions, and cover our most sensitive food crops. During the chaotic distraction, Malaya (our husky), helps herself to an ear of sweet corn from one of our harvest baskets. The next morning, we inspect the soil to see how deep the frost line has penetrated. Some of our plants, such as this spaghetti squash, glint with the lines of ice and the colorful pigments of an entire season of growing. Tomatoes, under a protective cover, glow in the early morning sunlight. They were protected from the frost, and will enjoy another week of growing and ripening until the next frost.