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Friday, October 26, 2012

A Day Of Busy-ness

It’s been a busy week. Not a whole lot of one thing but bits of this and that. 
Beans for seed left to dry on the vine were all harvested yesterday or,  nearly all harvested.  I was pulling plants as I went & won the prize….Fall finishing 001
Which had me yelling EEEEWWWWW and running walking away.  I know it’s just a snake skin but it leads to the question, where’s the snake! These I’m setting aside for a few days till it’s to chilly for outdoor work
The chives got a final (I think) hair cut.
Fall finishing 018


Chopped up & in the freezer with the other bags waiting for soups and stews this winter
From the main garden the last of the squash/pumpkin harvest is in
Looks pretty good right?

Last of the Harvest 005
How about adding a sharpie marker to the photo for a a bit of size perception
Last of the Harvest 006
They are all so tiny, combined maybe enough for a meal
Tomato’s are all that’s left and they need to come in this evening as the weather man is calling for low 50’s for the high tomorrow and a cold snap over the weekend.  If that weather change wasn’t enough to curl my toes he said the 4 letter word.  That’s right S>N>O>W> next week.  I’m so not ready!
I popped in the local hardware store the other day and caught a good clearance of plants.  I scored 3 more blueberry bushes for about $2.50 each.  I planted them today and think there will be enough decent weather for them to “set” and make it through the winter.  For $2.50 it’s a chance I’m willing to take.
I’ve a bag of potato’s with my name on it waiting to be dehydrated..
Have a great day
Katie
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8 comments:

  1. Hey Katie, time to buckle down and get the outdoor chores down as the cold weather is on it's way! We have had snow already and it's nasty!

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    1. Ours is due next week now but I think things may change with that gigunda storm coming up from the south..now my gotta do list is growing & less time to accomplish it!

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  2. We're suppose to go down to 34 tonight here.Oh well as long as i'm warm and cosy it all good.Katie how do you freeze your chives? I use all sorts of herbs for cooking but they are already dried.

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    1. Ann I cut them up into a baggie & pop in the freezer. Mama Pea puts hers in a "container" but she's more organized than I am. I like the baggies as I can stuff them in the nooks and cranies between frozen goods. Oregano and thyme I either freeze or dehydrate. Chives just blow around in the dehydrator.

      Put another blanket on the bed!

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    2. Gosh I am learning soooo much thanks!

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    3. That's what I love about this blogging group, everyone has something to teach, & we all have more to learn. Sharing knowledge is to the benefit of us all...actually an obligation

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  3. We are just heading into summer here if you want a holiday and to avoid the snow.

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    1. Therese! I would so love to! But man, that is one looooong flight!

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