Don’t you hate it when you have been working on things all day and then you look around and it seems like you’ve gotten nothing done? That is my general mood lately. I guess that’s just the holiday fever. I have been slaving away crocheting this afghan for my mom praying it will be finished in the next few days for gift giving while at the same time wishing I could just throw it out the window and spin some rabbit yarn for myself. Ah, selfishness rears its ugly head.
Between baking bread, baking cookies for gifts, crafting ceramic ornaments for gifts, brushing rabbits, and shoveling chicken unmentionables, I have been too busy for selfishness to grab hold of me. But I do keep eyeballing that giant box of angora wool in the corner. Soon!
In the meantime, the garden has been practically no-maintenance. The few cold weather crops we have out there are just staring to ripen before the real snow comes in the next few months. We have had freezing nights (and days) for over a month now, but the turnips, snow peas, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, carrots, and garlic thrive on it. One plot of turnips can be harvested today and the second plot in a few weeks. Our Brussels sprouts are loving the cold and a whole stalk should be ready in mere days. I’m excited.
Everything was covered last month in straw to help insulate against the frost. So far so good! Even the carrots who don’t typically like prolonged frost are dong well. It’s all a learning experience for us in what we can get away with.