It has added up more since I took this photo. I heard four inches predicted for us. Last winter, we only had to shovel snow once. So far this winter, we haven't shoveled snow at all. Maybe tomorrow morning. Guess I'd better find the snow shovel.
A sunshiny afternoon gave me a nice day to winter sow a few seeds. I'm not doing much this year. Just some native annual lemon beebalm. I had great results starting it this way last year that I thought I'd do it again. I'm also hoping some of the beebalm self seeded in the garden beds.
Our winter has had very little snow and more warm days than cold days. We have received some rain which is good.
Today was very warm. I rounded up my pruning tools and sharpening stone. There will be tree pruning in the near future.
The main thing I do in the garden this time of year is fill the bird feeders.
This old feeder is hanging together; but every time I open it, I wonder if it will just fall apart. I can see the seams separating and the hanging cord is getting rough. It is kind of a pain to slide the whole roof up the cord to fill the feeder. I've decided that when it falls apart, it will get tossed instead of repaired.
This feeder is very easy to fill. It has a hinged roof. I just flip one side up and pour in the seeds. It is made of recycled plastic bottles and is holding up very well.
I like the recycled plastic feeder so much that when I found a slightly smaller one of the same design, I picked it up. For right now, we have 3 bird feeders.
The carrots continue to be fine in the garden under the straw. We have had a mild winter, but I'm encouraged. Next fall, I will plant a lot of carrots.
Hope the new year is treating you well. Thanks for visiting!
The carrots I planted this fall continue to grow in the garden. I've left a little batch of them to see how well they'll do as we go through various cold spells. I put some straw squares around the plants to help the ground from changing too suddenly in temperature.
Our temperatures go up and down. We're currently in a warm spell again so I decided harvest a few carrots today. They were so sweet.
Meanwhile, on the patio, the container of snapdragons continues to have blooms. The top blooms got a little frozen last week, but the plant is still fine.
Looking at warm weather through Christmas then a winter storm may move in.