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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Gleaning lunch.

While it makes me almost giddy to be able to amble out in the darkish days of December and harvest a salad, it is also appalling.  Count me on the crazy side, but it is wrong - WRONG!  Where is my snow?  Why am I forced to view brownish vistas every stinking morning?  Blech.  I want winter during winter, dammit!

Now that I've calmed down, I will share my surprising little harvest with you.

Volunteer mustard - the plant that keeps on giving.
I may never have to plant it again.  I just have to relax about it growing
where it wants.

Mixed spicy blend in the cold frame.

Kale.  'Nuf said.

Swiss chard has battled through a couple of
freezes and has - so far - eluded the voles.

12 comments:

  1. Your kale looks fantastic. So healthy. So robust. So SUMMERISH.
    I know what you mean about the lack of snow.
    I moved to Michigan for it........and it's not here!
    Maybe Mama Pea stole it all????

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    1. Sue - That's why I'm in the north(ish), too. I love winter! Maybe we'll have to all move to Minnie-soda!

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  2. it's officially spring here. my daffodils are 7 inches tall, my hostas are coming up, my roses are blooming and my pond lilies are putting out new growth. what the hell will happen in april?

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    1. Jaz - Good god. You have daffodils up? This is just way too weird. Let's hope your spring blooms come to their senses so that they are there for you in April.

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  3. Amazing. Absolutely amazing that you still have salad fixin's green and growing. We up here in Minnesota are encased in a shell of ice. BUT at least it feels like winter time . . . and is getting a bit easier to coax ourselves into feeling like it's time for the holidays!

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    1. Mama Pea - Oy! Ice is not a good thing. Just where is our snow this winter? I think that Idaho and Colorado got everyone's.

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  4. See what we can do if the wind don't blow and the flood don't rise....or something like that! Nice Greens!

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    1. Fiona - My dear departed neighbor, an old dairy farmer, used to say that every time I asked him how he was. Something about if the creek don't rise....

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  5. Susan,

    Enjoy this warmth because before you know it you'll have way too much snow. I worry what this winter will bring for us.
    Our temperatures right now have been any where from low 20's to the high 70's. I have red cabbage and celery still growing.

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    1. Sandy - We have that yo-yo weather, too. I was getting hopeful when they forecast in the 20s the next couple of nights with a 'chance' of flurries. But Christmas Eve day is forecast to be close to 60! Not right!

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  6. I really need a cold frame. There's a big box under the tree so I'm hoping. but doubting.
    Cindy in Michigan
    www.countrycitycindy.blogspot.com

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  7. I think plants just love you. They visit and they never leave and tend to stay to have their whole entire family there...

    But then that thought would mean you are a veggie cannibal.

    ;p

    Nevermind.

    We have had snow this year! And we need it. This past year we never even got to cut hay on 80 acres. So wishing all of us a very SNOWY Christmas! xoxo

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