The day in the low 30s was mostly sunny (which helped a lot) but very windy (which helped not at all). We worked in many layers of clothing, hats, hoods and insulated gloves.
We pulled the cucumber and green pepper beds which had been under cold frames. All the other raised beds got cleared out, too.
I got five more servings of Brussels sprouts for the freezer. Lots of teeny-tiny heads left that went to the chickens.
There were more usable green peppers than I thought there would be. Here's a 5-gallon bucket full, full, full. I'll have enough to make more stuffed green peppers (than I really need) and plenty to chop and freeze for cooking.
One 5-gallon bucket of carrots. I didn't plant as many this year (finally wised up) because we just don't go through that many any more. I don't process and preserve carrots, just store them for fresh snacking and tossing in soups, etc.
I do process and freeze beets and I have two buckets of them waiting for my attention. Like the carrots, the beets are beautiful this year.
We pulled the last of the turnips. Some got too big for human consumption, but I think I'll try cooking them for the poultry. ('m going to have to check to see if that's okay.) Maybe the big ones would be suitable for fermenting for us. I'll have to see how woody they seem inside.
The bed of mangels planted for winter chicken goodies yielded three 5-gallon buckets. The above picture has no color enhancement. Aren't they attractive roots?
Today has dawned in the upper 20s with only the low 30s forecast as a high. There's frost all over everything, and Papa Pea reports there's a hard crust on the top of the garden's soil so I think we're going to be wusses and wait until about 10 o'clock to venture out for another day of seeing what we can get done out there.