The chipmunks are still awake as of today’s date – latest they’ve ever been, since I started living here nearly 20 years ago. Running around stuffing their pretty little faces. If it’s as cold mid-week as it’s supposed to be, they’ll go down for their long winter’s nap.
And I’ve got the veggie garden put to bed. Gathered up everything that was finished growing and put it on the compost heap. The collard greens and some Russian kale are still moving forward. Last year, they were covered in snow for 5 weeks, and the minute the snow was gone – they started to grow again. This group looks hale and hearty.
My hope for tomorrow is to cover that bed with leaves for insulation – and to do the same thing to the herb bed. So I’m hoping the rain holds off til afternoon.