You can see from the picture just how barren and bleak the farm can look in cold weather. The asparagus bed is just dead, feathery foliage, not yet cleaned up and the greenhouse looks much more foreboding than welcoming. No seeds starting yet - we are no longer fooled by mild seasons and hold out for true early spring before getting any of the planting stuff ready. It actually looks colder here without snow than with it!
Hopefully, all of the figs will come through okay. The trees are old enough now to have some real strength but the continuing warmth (up close to 70 several days) had brought out noticeable green to the terminal buds. I did not protect the Ficus afghanistanica deliberately, continuing to follow just how well it may or may not do here - but I'm almost sorry now. I'd like to get enough growth on it to have some figs! The little gal is finally getting to bearing size, although knocked back pretty heavily last winter and I'd love to see that the figs are like. Well, the next couple of weeks will begin revealing if there is serious dieback on anything.