Monday, 14 December 2015
Harvest Monday: December 14, 2015
I've been somewhat absent recently from the blog as my computer died, again. It's been a troubling year technologically for me ... it's the second computer I've lost in about 5 months. When will I remember to back up my files?! Ah well, I have most important things backed up but I forget about all those photos I take each week. Overall, I've probably lost half of 2015 gardening pics between the two computer crashes. But at least most of them made it to a blog post.
As it turns out, I didn't bother to harvest anything last week anyway since all I have left is the kale. So I waited until this weekend and here it is shown in the main photo ... not quite the last of it but not sure how much more it will grow. The wonderful weather we are having has to turn colder at some point! As much as I love the better-than-average conditions, I worry that it means winter is just delayed - meaning that when it does hit, it will stay later into the spring. That won't be good!!
Also not good right now is my car!
I hit a deer :(. I'm totally fine as I was able to slow down a bit before impact but not so fine for the poor little deer that I hit. Deer-vehicle collisions are unfortunately all too common in this area - especially at this time of the year; with the rutting period and hunting season, the deer are running all over the place and generally less cautious about their movements. This is not the first time I've hit a deer, sadly to say.
But back to the kale. I have lots of kale in the fridge from a previous harvest and now this new batch. Luckily, I have treated myself this holiday season with a new blender to make up smoothies! It hasn't arrived yet, but I hope to share some fun smoothie recipes in 2016 once I've figured it all out.
As always, I look forward to seeing what other folks are harvesting, or doing with their harvests, this time of year so I'll be popping over to Our Happy Acres for the weekly Harvest Monday submissions.