… in the garden and Hapkido.
Today I had my second test in Hapkido and passed fairly easily. My belt is now a slightly alarming shade of yellow although, unfortunately, on the picture, it only registered as a dull yellow. According to my instructors, this is when things get really fun – and, for some, painful. I’m certainly looking forward to it!
Today we also spent a lot of time outdoors, both splitting wood and harvesting some of the last vegetables from the garden. Tonight we are supposed to have a frost, so we didn’t want to lose any food.
We grabbed the last of our spinach, peppers, and lettuce.
Handful of Spinach
Last of Peppers
Lettuce, Cabbage, Granny Smith
We got some gnarly carrots and fed the chickens some extra greens.
Chickens Eating Greens
We filled our raised beds with leaves for the winter. The leaves will also offer protection for the garlic bed.
Good Night for the Winter
We are looking forward to our broccoli and cabbages for the next month! I would have taken a picture of our kale, but it had been harvested very recently and so the plants are just now getting their leaves back.
Lots of Broccoli
Cabbage and Collards
Last of all, who picked this radish? Shown also is a box of vegetables our neighbor didn’t want (he doesn’t like lettuce, broccoli, or cabbage). And a nice bowl of kale and sweet potato soup with some bread for someone’s lunch. Not mine. I don’t like this soup 🙂
Rejected Box For Neighbor
Soup and Bread for Lunch
We have never stopped eating out of our garden, but I cannot believe that we will still be getting vegetables for at least the next month. Just today, we put some tender plants into our greenhouse and apparently will be continuing to grow them in there. It’s pretty amazing how much food one can grow on a small piece of property! You don’t need that much land, you just need to be willing to work for it.