With lows in the lower 20s several nights this week, I spent a fair amount of time chipping up leaves with the mower and spreading them between rows of cabbages, carrots, turnips, and beets (as well as most everything else remaining in our garden beds). Providing some protection against freezing temperatures, the mulched leaves will also improve soil consistency next spring.
This is our story, in real time and in photos. It is neither unique nor unusual nor extraordinary. But it is our story.