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That’s a 5 foot fence and a totally covered bench. I’ve stopped saving my kitchen scraps because there’s no way to get to my compost bin. And 5 inches of snow/ice are predicted to fall on top of all this tomorrow. Arrgh!!!

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  • The snow is getting to be a bit much. I could not dig through the snow last night to uncover some sage for dinner…so, I had to use some that I froze.

    I am able to get to our compost bins though. I do have to dig a spot in the middle of the snow to dump the scraps in

  • Kathy,

    That is a lot of snow, oh my! We are reaching 70 today and I'm home sick.

  • You guys are really getting hammered this year! I'm going to stop complaining about the snow in New Jersey after seeing these photos!

  • I feel your pain…6-7 feet in Dec. and now we are well past 120 inches with more today!!

  • Marian(LondonUK)
    February 2, 2011 2:20 PM

    Goodness me, it looks pretty but it gets a bit boring getting around and stuff doesn't it. Hope the Gnome has been trained in survival skills!
    Marian (London UK)

  • Nicole Reeves
    February 2, 2011 3:13 PM

    Well I think I can sorta sympathize with you today. It's cold for Phoenix with wind chill making it feel like 16 Degrees!! No snow though. 🙂 I haven't been out to look at what the gusty wind and cold did to the garden. I"m sure all this snow makes spring seem all the more glorious when it arrives!! I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for writing!

  • We have been shoveling the path to the compost bin. That is the easy shovel. It is only about 10' from my back door.

  • Hello,

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    I'm looking to promote that idea that by encouraging grocery shoppers to branch out from their usual selections and to join the local food movement, they can help create a more sustainable agricultural system.

    Kori Bubnack

  • My, that looks very familiar! We got 8 inches last night and are getting another 18 to 24 inches today! The biggest snow of the season so far.. I just shoveled the cold frames and checked on the veggies tucked inside – I may have pulled a few carrots for a snack too! 🙂
    Good luck with all of your snow!

  • Hello Kathy (and Skippy)!

    Wow, you guys are really buried. Stay cozy!

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  • I'm probably the only crazy person who is actually jealous and wishing we were getting that snow. I want a reason to have to hunker down for a couple of days. We only got a bit of freezing rain from this big storm.

  • HI Kori, Local is great. You can't get more local than growing your own!

  • Vanessa,

    Yes, a bit of it is really nice. After a while it’s just in the way. Ther is still all the usual stuff you need to do PLUS snow removal and slow driving and trying to park etc. I don’t listen to the news these days, because it’s a pattern now here – one storm after another. This weekend I will get out and shovel my driveway (with my son) down to the pavement (to make room for more snow). The roads are ½ the width of usual. But I really do like the sun being up longer now and the little sprouts coming up under my plant lights….

  • I have the same problem getting to my compost bin in winter. You could always freeze your kitchen scraps and add them the next time you get a thaw. This assumes, of course, that your freezer isn't jam-packed with frozen fruits and veggies from your summer garden.

  • I like the photo with the bright red plow in the background. Excellent.

  • It was nice of that plow to come by at the right timing to give some color to the photo.

  • Not much you can grow in this sort of snow unfortunately; but vefies can be harvested and preserved for use during the colder months.

    Preserves include pickles, bottled vegetables, chutneys and sauces. Preserves will normally keep for a minimum of 12 months at room temperature in a pantry.


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