Today I finally went out to finish up putting the garden to bed for 2016. It is now done. Well, except for putting away the last of the garden hoses. I somehow imagined that Dear One was going to wash the car one more time this fall (not that I wanted him to do that, he just seems to do that sort of thing pretty often), but he says no. Yay. One more thing can be taken care of before the snow falls.
Front garden put to bed
Side garden put to bed
These gardens do not look appreciably different from the last picture I posted, but underneath they are much happier. I took our four-tined garden fork and fluffed the hay. I am just certain the soil underneath is happier. The last of the kale is also happy to have warm feet. I will probably harvest that in the next couple of days. I think I will plant more kale next year. I love that stuff. Now that I know how to raise and, more importantly, harvest it, I am a very happy lady.