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I always need more cages to protect my plants and bushes from the ever present animals.

All shapes and sizes

Great for skiing!

We’ve already been out skiing once, which is more than what I have done the last two years. And it’s a good thing I’m done with the digging for this season.

Finally a little snow and cold.

And I can get the fall digging done.

Hopefully we get more snow so I can start the ski season.

Still a muddy winter, but lots of cabbage greens and finnish turnips for the daily lunch miso soup.

There is supposed to be some ground freezing weather coming, so I can get my winter digging done.

Size doesn’t matter here, but I must say the daikons this year are the best ever – bigger, cleaner, bug free etc.

Daikons are one of the key ingredients in kimchi, so I better pick them and make a big batch of sauerkraut-kimchi for the winter.

A big batch for winter.

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.