We grow good winter veggies here, particularly root crops for some reason, so we've been enjoying plenty of home produce for meals. It always surprises me how things grow when freezing cold wind is whipping around, I suppose that might be why root veggies grow well, being insulated by the soil. We have decided however that we are not growing turnips or swedes again, we've tried hard to like them but really we don't. Carrots, potatoes and parsnips can be next winter's root crops.
Then we welcomed son Paul and his friends Chris and Eilisha for a few
days. First stop was Boston Brewery for beer tasting. I think the boys
declared the wheat beer to be pretty special, both rejecting the brown
sludge called stout that Steve likes to drink. Actually Steve now likes
a beer called a Porter, a new one the Boston brewer has been playing
around with. Personally I think all beer is crap, give me wine!