Sunday, December 23, 2012


There's a soft dusting of snow outside, just enough to make it truly feel like Christmas. We've set some lights in the garden to show its bones at night and as I sit here and type at the pine kitchen table looking out, the sky is black; stars sparkle overhead. It's a Good King Wenceslas night; the snow lies "crisp and even". Almost time to celebrate a most holy day, the end of the year and this growing season.

The past few months I have not been able to blog regularly. This might go on for a bit but hopefully, this journal will become more active again. The garden is sleeping fairly well, but not totally tucked in. Ten degrees yesterday..imagine! We are still cutting from the raised bed with the cold frame cover and also harvesting some from under the row cover inside the garden fence. It's getting to be slim pickings though. This from yesterday:
Tatsoi, kale, variety of lettuce, garlic greens, arugula
A highlight of 2012 was having our garden in Niki Jabbour's wonderful book, "The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener". I hope you get this from Santa! If I have learned anything from her book and my experience, it would be.."get better organized". We'll see...will try!

Have a wonderful Red, White and Green Christmas. Thank you for following Gardeningbren, for encouraging, sharing and commenting. Our family wishes you and yours, a most peaceful holiday season.