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Finally winter. A little cold and snow.

No winter this year? The prognosis for the next 10 days says more spring weather.

The remaining cabbages are unusually green and tender. Usually they are wiped out by now by frost, cold, wind and snow.

Other vegetables too – like chard and leeks.

Good for dinner

The garlic is coming up way too early also.

Instead of skiing and building cages to protect the summer vegies from animals, I’ve been weeding…

With a weed eater and burning.

It’s never been like this in January in my nearly 50 years of gardening in Sweden. I’m inclined to believe it’s the warmest January ever.

The last crop circle got turned over yesterday.

It’s been a warm, rainy, mucky fall but I got it done. Now I can rest and prepare for spring and take care of winter business like koji and miso.

We woke up to our first big snow this winter.

I love snow, and after a couple weeks of grey, rainy weather, it was extra welcome, along with the cold sunshine that came after.

I love dirt too, so after the period of rainy muck, I can now get back into digging again.

Too cold – windy and rainy and almost freezing, so we stayed home from the market today. Working is the best way to stay warm out doors. More winterizing to do.

Tarps going up to keep things dry.

And me dry in my winter shop behind the house.

Winter is coming fast this year. We’ve had a lot of frost already, the winter tires are on and there have been a few snow flakes in the air. The fall chores are coming along early too. 2 crop circles are already cleaned, dug over and have a sparce covering of new raked leaves.

And the zen dirt garden has been tilled.

Wonderful for skiing. But I’ve had a hernia operation and will have to take it easy. No skiing this year unless it lasts until march. I’ll be ready for the garden anyway.

Almost done for the winter.

Brussel sprouts in the snow.

Perhaps the last flowers from our garden this year.

It did amount to something.

A bit later…..,

What a composition – sunshine, mustard seed flowers and snow!