Here in the mountains of Colorado I'm playing the 'wind dance' as I'm trying to harden off plants to put in the garden. We are currently gusting at 50mph. No bueno for the plants. Or, me! Meanwhile, my cat Bomber would like to be 'hardened off' as well. What is hardening off, you ask? The process of acclimating the plants who have lived a cozy cush life inside, to the great outdoors. Mightly challenging in wind and fluctuating temp's.