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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Winter retrospective

It's being 1 month of winter. Mostly like this: no snow, so leaves were used as cover, mane bags collected from near by places, many free drop off because folk would be changed for that as trash.
 Clean leaves were dropped off, good for me, good for others. Here is old tree and new replacement.

 It is something that has never happen before. Green perennials and roses in December.

 And bushes.
 Sky show

 Older mulch (4-6 years old is used to cover leaves)
 Row covers working, rare snow.
 Wood chips drop off oh-oh... that's my dry creek end...
 got that cleaned up and moved it for chickens. Older hens are molting and ugly... that one is nearly rumpless

 More sky show
 Christmas time mock green house.
Christmass trees

Winter food :)

Some winter foods. This kind of a thing is a summer thing... 65F in December... I do not know... some believe there is no climate change... Here... there is.

These are more typical for winter dishes. Grains, cuscus, mushrooms, winter squash, home wine.

Soups, goes in jars... and not :)
 Winter bread
 Raw packed soup getting ready to go in
 processing like so by these
processed meats
 winter squash
 Gotta have it :)

 Stock staples

Soup and stock in jars...
Different kinds.... Here is 4 types of stock.  Are we ready for winter. yep. :)
 Winter classic. Cabbage lacto-fermentation


Sunday, December 24, 2017

White Christmas

We have White Christmas. After all the dry times there is snow.

 From my gardens

 And tracks. Fox.

 greens under row covers and lights

And newest raised garden