The forecast skipped frost and headed straight to snow. I went out to the garden yesterday to see what I could harvest before the cold. I had abandoned gardening since September or so, and walked with some trepidation through the gate. Everything was beautiful, in its own chaotic way. I’ll have some winter greens to harvest, and I discovered that the valerian that I’d planted had done rather well after all. I put one pumpkin in my basket, lots of curling red cayenne peppers, and a bunch of wild mint. The mint is drying in my dehydrator right now, smelling lovely.