Radical Homemaking | Winter Garden

Time for our weekly installment of Radical Homemaking. Interested in learning more about what that means, check out THIS post and THIS post. 

The winter garden is still going strong. Perhaps that's because the weather in Dallas has remained warm. Today we hit 77 degrees! I've still got chard, kale, broccoli and a host of herbs in the raised beds. The chickens have begun to molt (they look pretty weird right now) and they've also stopped laying. There just aren't enough daylight hours. Some neighbors suggested that I put a bulb in their coop to keep up the egg productions, but I think they could use a break. They'll start up again in the early spring.

The Seed Saver's Exchange catalog arrived last week and I've already begun making my list for spring seeds and transplants. It's such a pleasure to sit in the dark of winter and dream about the spring garden to come. Things that bombed last year will be pushed aside for new varieties. And the veggies that flourished will be welcome for a reprise. Mine is a trial and error garden. Survival of the fittest!

What's in your winter garden?