Winter Storm

Wow. It has been a very long time since I have seen this much snow where I live. Oklahoma is considered a “West South Central” state in the United States.. and I always thought I was in the midwest, LOL. The garden is completely covered, the chickens are completely freaked out, the quail are still their cute little selves, curious yet content.

The kale that has kept us with fresh green nutrition for the last few months is gone. I have to say, Kale does indeed become more flavorful when you add frost. I have come to truly enjoy its taste this year. I will be curious to see how it weathers the deep cold snow. It slays me how anything with green leaves can survive when winter temperatures hover barely over zero. They are not covered in any way, simply there. There were live cabbage, broccoli, and brussels sprouts in the garden, lightly dusted with hay… it is the first time I have tried to overwinter them. Waiting, in the winter, is the hardest thing for a gardener to do.
fall brussel sprout plant

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