As the days shorten and we get more interested in the human form of hibernation, the first frost forces a burst of activity to bring in the last of the produce and crops that can’t take a good freeze. Everyone who irrigates has some last minute plumbing work to preserve the network that waters their crops. At weedom, potted plants crowd the house as we choose which ones will be kept, which ones will be trimmed and which will be composted. Herb drying rings are loaded with whatever we could grab in the last week. Greenhouse sides are rolled down, and a cover is stapled onto the door. Vital salad greens and some herbs are growing inside.