I hate procrastinating. I've been staring at my barren garden for weeks just waiting for it to prepare itself for winter and it's just not happening. So the kids and I took advantage of the rain-less day and worked outside to get it ready to sit for the winter.
We use the lasagna gardening method because basically I'm a slacker and if it requires back breaking effort I'm just not interested. We yanked out all the old stalks left from our plants and layerd on old newspaper, compost, leaves and wood ashes so that it can all decompose and make rich soil in the spring It took us a whopping four hours of hard labor and a little grumbling but we finally got it done.
The end result...
It ain't pretty but it will sure grow some big ole 'maters in the spring.