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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!

Altho you probably can’t see it, there are snow flakes in the air.

Not amounting to much, the flakes have been blowing in with the strong cold winds from the north east all day – enough for me to call it my first official day of winter!

Ladt night the temperature went down under the freezing point. The frost sensitive plants may not have died and the fruits were not damaged, but it looks like there will be more frost in the days and nights to come, so it’s definitly time to harvest the rest of the pumpkins, cucumbers, sweet corn, tomatoes and squash.

Almost all the pumpkins are in, as well as the the other sensitive crops, so let the cold come.

The last 3 weeks have been cold with a little snow. Just enough to ski every day. Now it’s getting warmer and yesterday we got quite a bit of new snow.



So out skiing again.



It might be the last time for this winter as the weather is supposed to warm up more. I hope not!

We have had a few glorious days of winter this last weekend.

You may notice that the deer have been pawing under the rose hedge. And they have made it a temporary sleeping place.

They seem to feel safe and secure close to us.

Yesterday we got a mini snowstorm – high winds and it snowed all day.

I was worried, but the dome didn’t blow away.

I got my skis out and tried skiing, but it’s not yet enough snow for good cross country skiing.

It’s supposed to snow all day today and a little tomorrow and then get cold, so I can hope to get some skiing in this year.

And it is wonderful when everything is white!

Now we are home again with a little jet lag and a couple grey days left of november. It’s cold, rainy, dark and dismal, but it feels good. 


And there’s a lot left to do before winter sets in. 

The kids have raked the rest of the leaves to take to compost.


And there’s quite a bit of clean up and digging left to do.