Root Report & a Cow Pie
Our thaw came yesterday, it felt good to get above freezing for the first day in a while. We missed the gorge ice by about a mile, and here up on top we get the warm south air a little sooner. The snow started to melt and 34 degrees felt downright hot for a change.
Being that I was curious to see how the garden was faring, and how much damage the voles were doing under their protective snow cover in addition to being low on some types of roots for the kitchen, I decided to do a small root dig.
Some winters I get by without hilling a protective soil covering over my root crops, but only if we get an adequate snow cover first. Our soil rarely freezes very deep, making the garden the best root cellar for some crops in our area.
The Big Blue Varmint, Daucus digupicus eaticus. We had a violent windstorm just before the snow, trees twisted in half and toppled, and apparently the deer netting blew around a little, conveniently for the mighty garden protectors! I guess they figure if they eat the carrots the deer can’t? A dog’s brain is a dangerous place. Especially these two.