Pretty quiet in this forum so I thought I would post.
After getting three inches of snow on the ground from that early winter storm I did not think I would be able to get my fall cleanup done. The weather this week has been fantastic and I have been able to do some catching up on fall chores and winter prep.
Pic shows one of seven such leaf piles I had to haul away to several compost piles I have staged around the place. I much prefer to till most of the leaves into the vegetable gardens but the soil has been too wet to do so this year. These leaves are highly valued by me - free organic fertilizer as far as I am concerned.
Mowed the lawn one last time - leaf cleanup and final mowing always makes the place look nice heading into winter.
Got the snow fence up and burned the grass on the sides of the farm road to reduce winter drifting. Installed road markers.
Got all the garlic planted. The total is approximately 14,000 consisting of cloves, rounds, and bulbils, mostly bulbils.
Put away all the gardening stuff such as containers, tomato cages, stakes, trellises, tools, etc.
Did some fall bare root transplanting, moved some black raspberries, nanking cherries, sand cherries, alpine strawberries, and made a new Junebearing strawberry bed.
Processed the horseradish, got 1 gallon plus one pint of finished product. This project closes down my gardening season for the year.
Making some gardening notes. Already looking at the seed catalogs and making gardening plans for next year. I am excited for the next season and ready to start again. Too bad winter is in the way. ;-)