Putting Summer to Rest
We got ready for winter today. Put the garden to bed, stacked firewood for the stove that I now know how to use, and otherwise planned for what looks like a long winter.
It's days like these, when the snow starts swirling in the late afternoon, that I remember I am truly a Texan at heart. As I pull out warm wool sweaters, jackets and thick scarves, I find myself checking the weather reports and real estate listings in Texas. I could handle sticky heat and cedar fever much better than I can handle below freezing October nights.
On that note, putting the garden to bed always feels good. Even as I know there is no more eating carrots or spicy mustard greens straight from the garden, I love taking care of each plot in the chilly morning.
|Remains of the Rainbow Chard...|
|One more of the Rainbow Chard, little bites of heaven|
|This is where the Composting magic happens.|
|Gate to the garden, with a photobombing Luna. XO|
No more Chard, plenty of compost, and we got done right before the freezing rain started. Now, as I write my paper for one of my classes, I find myself flipping from heirloom seed websites to Texas realtor pages. And so it is, being a displaced Texan in a beautiful Winter wonderland.
Peace and love and Rainbow Chard and warm weather, cupcakes. XOXO