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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Hope everyone is reaping an abundant harvest where you live!
Have a blessed day!
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1. Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake With Vanilla Butter Sauce from Create With Joy
2. Lemon Rice and Veggie Bake from NancyC
3. Fall Garden Chores from It’s My Sustainable Life
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