Add plastic layer to low tunnels, Cover mizuna, Process persimmons & lemons, Mending or sewing gifts, Dried herbs off the wall & into labeled jars, Collect leaves for compost, Wrap gifts, Laundry, Tacos.
A new experiment: Growing winter greens in a container on the porch. I seeded the mizuna in mid-October. The container is set down inside a metal trough that is filled with leaves, to keep the soil from freezing and thawing quite so much. Tonight, I watered the greens with fish emulsion, put hoops over the greens (out of spare electric wire stuck down in the soil) and covered the hoops with plastic. It will be interesting to see how long the greens survive/continue to grow. Now I’m feeling raw, just back from a cold walk in the wet Franklin Park woods. Suddenly, our chilly apartment feels toasty. Thank you wool. Thank you slippers.