Winter has arrived. In earnest.
Leaving us a little unprepared.
Even after a long, drawn out, and mild fall.
which meant, on Thursday driving an hour to buy snowboots for E.
And then, after a good long snuggle in bed friday morning
watching it snow outside our bedroom window,
and a morning spent at the kitchen table homeschooling,
it was time to get outside for awhile.
for a final harvest.
(This kale is from some of the very first seed directly planted into the garden last springtime along with spinach and bok choi seed, inside a cold frame. The others have long since gone to seed but the kale is still going strong. Such an amazing plant.)
6 lbs kale + a handful of brussels sprouts, some collard greens, and a few leeks.
Then, the piling of more straw over the parsnips and carrots left in the garden beds,
Then, the tossing and stacking 0f firewood until dark.
We do have all our firewood, only, you see, it isn't all put away yet.
Seeing as first, it snowed, then it rained, and then snowed again, with subzero temperatures called for this week, the piles of wood are starting to freeze down to the ground.
Like I said, we're a little unprepared.
At least we'll be eating fresh veggies in front of a blazing fire on Thanksgiving.
2 of countless things to be grateful for.