Monday, 28 December 2015
Harvest Monday: December 28, 2015
I can't believe I'm posting an actual harvest (small as it is)! Some snow finally came down yesterday and more on the way tonight so I am very happy to get this last harvest of the year following the warmer than seasonal weather we've been having.
But I would like to make a point to my fellow Ottawans (um, I think that's what people from Ottawa are called??) who insist that it is not a "Canadian" Christmas unless it's a white Christmas. How about the millions of Canadians living in Southern BC who rarely experience a white Christmas?! I lived in the Vancouver area for 3 decades and experienced, at most, 2 Christmases where there was any snow on the ground. I'm quite satisfied with a green Christmas now and then and still feel perfectly Canadian!
So on to the mini harvest ... a bit of arugula and some radish were pulled from the garden on Saturday before the several hours of freeing rain covered everything later that night.
And the beans were harvested quite a while back but were finally removed from their pods while I was cleaning up the gardening baskets that seem to be all over the place. They include more of both scarlet runner beans and Tarbais. I still have the original harvests of these beans remaining although the black bean harvest was used long ago.
I have already received 4 seed catalogues in the mail so lots of fun reading and planning for next season coming up. I'll pop on over to Our Happy Acres to see what others are harvesting, or doing with their harvests, this week! Check it out.