These late beets would have made it to the table by now if we'd had any rain. This was an experiment anyhow, and it continues. Will the beets grow after the rain we just got, even though we've had two hard freezes?
The lettuce is just fine, still tasty. Lettuce is not afraid of cold weather. The late-planted carrots, on the left, also seem undaunted by the cold. I pulled one, washed it off, and ate it; it was small, but good. We'll see if the carrots go dormant for winter and then start growing in spring.
This cabbage plant is actually making a head. Notice the holes in the leaves? What sort of bug or worm would be alive in this cold weather?
The pasture Cliff seeded behind the house is green again. Amazing, with so little rain. When it was first planted we got gully-washers, so there are a lot of ditches washed in it.
Cliff's sand-blasting stuff he intends to paint, later on. Outside my window, sparrows and bluebirds avail themselves of the birdbath. I love seeing the bluebirds; last year it was rare to see even one. Now I sometimes see five at once bathing. I think it must be the ones that used the bluebird house this summer. I'd think they'd freeze to death getting wet when the temperature is in the 30's.