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So Long Garden

November 6th, 2018

The 2018 garden season is pretty much officially over. I have to plant garlic and harvest some lettuce and broccoli, but other than that it’s pretty much clearing out the dead plants and seeing how high I can get the compost pile.

There were grand plans of adding hedges around the main garden and perhaps even starting the main walkways as well, but time seems to have slipped away quicker than we realized. As much as I really enjoy the gardening season, I’m ready for a bit of hibernation. I’m ready to get my sewing room moved and to start working on all the sewing projects I’ve been saving and planning over the summer. While the days get shorter, there’s still plenty to do to tidy up the garden. I’m busy pulling in all terra-cotta pots and organizing them into my gardening area under the garage stairs.

The longer evenings are allowing more time for reading, something I don’t have tons of time to do in the summer. In the evenings you will find me warming myself in front of the wood stove reading a book, most likely with a cat sleeping nearby. There’s something lovely about living in a place with very different seasons, it helps us appreciate and enjoy the things each one has to offer.

How’s your garden waning as winter comes along? Do you have any favorite winter activities that you can’t do during the busy gardening season?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.