Whew, it’s been a while! Had a family emergency, and the whole world sort of dropped away for a bit. But, I’m back.
Our winter garden is growing well. We’ve got lettuces, cabbage, mustard greens, bok choy, onions, kohl rabi…lots of stuff! The green beans lived out their life and withered with the chill, and we had a bit of a fail with the spaghetti squash. The spaghetti squash ended up getting powdery mildew, we thought we’d take care of it when we got back from vacation, and…it was dead by the time we got back. I’ll post on powdery mildew later.
For the first couple weeks of winter, our quails stopped laying. Quails depend on light as a queue to lay eggs. Less light, no eggs. So once it starts getting dark, we plug in some Christmas lights and leave those on for a couple hours. Pretty AND functional!
We’ve been eating out of the garden nearly every day now. The mustard greens are a quick producer. Instead of uprooting the plant, we’ve been clipping the leaves off, one by one. They’re great in stir fry and in soups.
We’ve been working on a new, fairly involved project recently. I doubt it will save us much time, but it will save us money…
We’re going to be homebrewing sake. The hubby and I love sake, so this will be a fun experiment. I’ll keep y’all posted.