Tuesday, October 15, 2013

October's garden

It's wild and weedy and has seen frost, but it's still full of goodness.


 

 
 
 







I had already canned more applesauce than I thought we could get through in a year, and stored boxes of apples in the pantry and filled the fridge drawers, and dehydrated apple rings, and made crisps.  The last of the apples were left on the tree to get tossed to the chickens over the coming month, but Camille decided that we need to make them into cider.  We don't have our own cider press, but we do have a juicer.  That'll do.

We roasted freshly dug potatoes for eating.  We roasted tomatoes, peppers, garlic, and carrots to make into a roasted veggie pasta sauce for freezing.  We cooked fava beans and black beans that we had harvested yesterday.

We heaped up straw around the leeks and pruned out the little cherry tree saplings that were quietly trying to take over the garden.

We snipped magazines into little pieces and painted page after colorful page with watercolors.  We watched shows on Netflix and listened to music and read aloud.  We played on the computer.  We built a fort and an obstacle course in the living room.  The dirty dishes can wait.  It's been a fine, full day.

3 comments:

  1. I've nominated you for a Liebster Award: http://www.jenniferfalkowski.com/2013/10/16/liebster/

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  2. As I look at your beautiful photos, love the bare feet, and with our first flash fire of the season I can't help but get excited about winter's hibernation to come.

    Give yourself a pat on the back another season's work well done. Feels good too. :)

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