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.


Sue said...

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????

jaz@octoberfarm said...

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?

Mama Pea said...

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!

Fiona said...

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

Sandy Livesay said...


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.

Susan said...

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

Susan said...

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.

Susan said...

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.

Susan said...

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....

Susan said...

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!

CountryCityCindy said...

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

Janice Grinyer said...

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.



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