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The days are pretty short here right now. Darkness is falling at 4 pm, but it won’t be long now until Winter Solstice.
And we are really enjoying a good rest after such a busy year on the garlic farm. Here’s our view this afternoon. I think it’s beautiful!
(This post originally written in 2015)
We have probably around 10 inches of snow outside. Tomorrow, I’ll be working on cutting a path down to the barn.
Our hens are spending time at the neighboring farm because we have been away again. Although we won’t have to go down to the barn everyday, it will still be good to have the pathway taken care of.
We store a lot of our equipment in the barn and we need to be able to access tools and other farm stuff.
The amended vegetable garden
It sprouted right away and started growing. Exactly what we wanted.
Now that rye has gone dormant until early Spring. Then it will start growing again and we can cut it later to add green manure to the garden.
You can see the raised garlic beds in the picture. We mulched them with a good layer of hay for protection against freezing temperatures.
I love the way the trees look with their tips all covered in snow. It reminds me of a gingerbread village – everywhere we go here looks like a pretty Christmas forest.
As we get more snow here, it will look even more beautiful. Take a look at the video as we take a drive to town. Simply gorgeous. We are spoiled!
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