Finally winter arrived last week with plenty of snow. Our freezer is stuffed with enough chard to bring us through a long winter and there is still kale and red cabbage buried under a foot or two of snow. The unusual mild autumn prolonged our growing season considerably and the cabbage doubled it's size in October - I just hope a few cold days didn't do any real damage. I'll find out soon, the snowdrift covering that part of the garden should be gone tomorrow.
We had potatoes, broad beans, celery, leek, herbs... still far, far from enough, but our garden grows a little bit more productive every year. We even managed to tackle some of the things on our to-do-list for this summer. But look for yourself...
There is a proper deck now, the ugly blue plastic hotpot is finally gone. Instead we have a bench my love built out of old discarded pallets. And half of the window frames are painted blazing blue:-)
We went foraging a few times in our favourite place and brought home boletus and chanterelle. Sadly there are now too many people plundering the woods and selling their finds to restaurants, bypassing the owners and misusing the common law that allows you to take what you need for a meal.
Borgarnes Summer Art came and went in the middle of July where some prints found a new home and I traded original artwork with fellow artist. Now this back and forth trading of art is something I really enjoy, even if I am still to shy to initiate. It would have been completely unthinkable between art students in Germany, but here it seems quite common.
I'll leave you now with a peek at some new work - more coming soon!