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A Bountiful Harvest and the Garden’s Last Hurrah!

Every time I hike up the hill to check out the garden goodies, I find more to pick! Green beans and purple pole beans have not disappointed me. They just keep on producing! I think we are at the end, and today’s picking was half as much as a week ago, but still…they are giving fruit! I recently found a little patch that I must have planted, but forgotten, which is just getting going. It’s just a few plants, but I’m thankful for those good beans!

Blauhilde beans
Blauhilde purple beans

Today we found more tomatillos than I thought we’d find–they’ve been hit or miss, and the worms have really feasted on them, destroying many. With the generous amount, I decided to make a tomatillo salsa, and have been busy roasting them, plus garlic cloves and peppers to add. Tomorrow I’ll put it all together to can. Yum!

Fresh garden tomatillos

Adam and I harvested the last of the sweet potatoes today. We got a modest harvest–the ones that grew made large potatoes. They are now on trays curing for the long winter.

Greg’s been busy saving seeds from his many tomatoes, and I don’t know how he keeps them straight!

Many of the herbs are in full flower now. Our basil is putting out seed, and I saved some from the Lime Basil plant! I hate to see the end of the growing season, but love the harvesting of everything!

Sweet potatoes
Freshly dug sweet potatoes

We camped at Cumberland Falls Park this last weekend, and it was wonderful weather (between the rain) and gorgeous scenery. I liked the falls a lot. We had a nice group from our church, and we all enjoyed it. I’m still trying to catch up on my sleep since then.

Cumberland Falls
Cumberland Falls

I’ve been canning up a little bit of tomato sauce to use the remnants of the tomatoes and peppers. It’s delicious and so much better than store bought.

Fresh tomato sauce
Fresh tomato sauce for canning

I’ll try to add some photos here in a little while.

I think the homesteaders’ life is pretty labor intensive until the garden finishes. I do love this time of year, though.

Glass gem corn
Glass gem corn. We got 2-3 ears after the coons demolished the rest. Gonna save it for seed.

Hope everyone is reaping an abundant harvest where you live!

Have a blessed day!


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Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Wednesday and is for all things homesteading: real food recipes, farm animals, crafts, DIY, how-to’s, gardening, anything from-scratch, natural home/health, self-sufficiency, self-reliance, natural remedies, essential oils, & more! Basically anything related to homesteading.

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FEATURED POSTS from the Last Homestead Blog Hop

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Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake With Vanilla Butter Sauce

1. Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake With Vanilla Butter Sauce from Create With Joy

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Lemon Rice and Veggie Bake

2. Lemon Rice and Veggie Bake from NancyC

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Fall Garden Chores

3. Fall Garden Chores from It’s My Sustainable Life

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  2. Link up to three posts each week.
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  1. Laurie,
    Thanks again for hosting this charming party every week! I know how much time goes into doing so and I want you to know that it I truly appreciate it!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

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  3. Thanks for hosting! My son is begging to go camping. I haven’t been “real camping” since we used to drive our boat out to the barrier islands and camp there for the weekend when I was a kid! My grandparents had a 5th wheel that’s been bought by my parents, so we’ve spent a night or two at a campground in that since then. Maybe when it gets cooler we’ll give it a shot. That, or I’ll pitch him a tent in the backyard lol! I’d love to have you come share on Crafty Creators Link Party. You’re welcome to share your party there as well. It’ open Thursdays through Mondays at 11:59pm. Have a great week!
    Niki | Life as a LEO Wife

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