Off and on throughout the winter we’ve stopped at the garden to gather our winter kale. These beautiful leaves have been through cold weather – they’re sweet and tender. Instead of our summer kale chips, we’re now enjoying delicious kale salads.

Sadly, what you see here is probably our last harvest until the new growing season. Someone decided to help themselves from our plants. Now our kale is nothing but bare stems and little topnotches of tiny leaves. I’d like to blame rabbits, but they couldn’t get past the fence. Or voles – there were lots of holes – but there’s no debris or evidence of chewing. No, I’m afraid it was humans who gave into temptation this time.

Winter Kale Harvest