It may not officially be winter yet by the calendar, but it sure feels as if it is! We don't have too much left in the ground, but we do have some leeks (below). We realized that even on a warm day, the soil around them wouldn't thaw enough for us harvest them because it was insulated by 5-6 inches of snow! We cleared snow away as best we could in hopes that the sun would be able to warm the exposed soil right next to the leeks and allow some thawing. Of course, then we saw that the forecast is for 5-8 inches of snow and sleet Saturday...we are now hoping that the rain on Sunday will do some thawing work for us.
We are plugging away at the new greenhouse. We are almost finished with the polycarbonate endwalls (see below), which means that we should be able to cover the house in plastic next week, if we have favorable weather.
I can't deny that working outside today was definitely a challenge, however. The ladder is crooked in the picture above because the wind kept blowing it over if someone wasn't holding it steady.
It is supposed to be even more frigid and windy tomorrow, but it will still probably be easier and safer to get to the market tomorrow rather than Saturday. We will be there Saturday and hope to see folks there as well, but please be safe!
See you at market!