Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Broccoli-in-the-Snow

Yesterday afternoon, it snowed.  Big, wet, HEAVY white flakes.  And it piled up FAST.  I was in the midst of setting up my Snow Village collection in the family room bookcase...amused that the weather outside coordinated beautifully with the little vignettes I was assembling.  I like things like that.

Suddenly, I remembered the broccoli I had intended to pick several days ago.  Since the forecast is calling for some frigid temps, I thought I'd better hightail it out there.  So...I grabbed my old coat and The Mailman's ball cap and out I went. As you can see...my raised broccoli bed is "floating" from the heavy rain a few days ago... 







...and the plants were being quickly covered with snow. 










So...I brushed away the slush...and there they were...green and succulent.  Does anyone else find this miraculous?  These same plants have been producing steadily for six months! 








I managed to gather a nice little amount...and TM and I will enjoy one last helping of home-grown broccoli...steamed...with plenty of butter and salt. 







I'm going to miss my little broccoli bed this Winter...but I'm consoled by the fact that the 2012 seed catalogs are already arriving.  Hmmm...time to start dreaming...what to plant...what to plant...

2 comments:

Rebecca said...

I think growing one's food is a miracle of God. his way. That said...I keep asking myself WHY I kill EVERYTHING! Bah!

Looks delish. I'm soooooooooooo impressed!

xoRebecca

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Wow, your broccoli did really well!
We grew it for a few years, and I loved being able to have fresh florets whenever I wanted them (we eat a ton of broccoli). But those fat green catapillars found their way into the patch and ruined it for me. :-(

Kimberly

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