We are almost into January and the warmth continues. Thus far, even in upstate New York, we have not had a killing frost. I still have beets


and kale


Moreover, my poor dog is suffering. She grew in her winter coat. And now it looks like her April hair; ragged as she sheds. This is her flank one day after brushing.

shelby fur

I, however, am not complaining. Maybe this year I will actually get my peas in to the ground mid-March instead of being held back by snow.