Our early November winter was short-lived. Yesterday we woke up to a blue sky, and snow sparkling like a million diamonds in the clear, bright morning sunlight. The only place without sunlight and diamond-like sparkles, in fact, was our garden, which is north-facing, and lies in the shadow of the house for the cold months (here).
And yet, despite the cold, the snow, and the lack of direct sunlight, my winter garden has been coming along quite nicely. In fact, to my surprise, cold-season gardening has been surprisingly effortless, at least so far: minimal bugs and pests, no watering, zero weeding. Here's to hoping that the real winter weather, when it comes, will be kind to my vegetables!
Just look at the green and red leafy crops that my garden produced, despite the snow. The only problem is that, after working in the cold, my hands are in real need of rich cream. I think Catherine's recipe for hand cream is the solution!