December 05 2009


This winter’s first real snowfall began this morning. The first fat clusters of flakes showed no signs of sticking around, but after an hour or so they seemed to get serious, and now we’ve got half an inch of light powder covering the vegetables that lost their covers over the last week.


The plants that are still in the safety of their tunnels look great. Here are some turnips, which brighten the otherwise gray scene considerably:


It looks for now like we’ll get one big harvest out of the tunnels before it’s all over, but the cool weather seems to mean that we can wait and gather that harvest just about whenever we want to. Nothing’s bolting, nothing’s going to seed: it’s all just sitting tight, growing little if at all, as though fall had hit the pause button on everything. Except for mud.