It’s still raining. Just thankful it has not come down as snow else I’d be buried under the white stuff. The poor hens look like drowned rats – but are liking the extra rations of sunflower kernels I’m giving them out of pity! Did venture out at lunchtime to see if there were any pickings to be had and once trimmed was left with this little lot – a wee cabbage, kale, perpetual spinach, tiny swedes and tiny turnips. Those were combined with some of our carrots and store bought leeks to produce 14 portions of veggie soup – 12 of which are now in the freezer. That really is it for the veggie patch until the new season. In the basement I’ve still got golden nugget and butternut squashes left and tray of (almost) past their sell by date potatoes.