Plant Something: spinach and lettuce. I’m not sure if there will be enough time for much before a freeze, but I’m hopeful. This is the first time I actually remembered to plant something in the fall.
Harvest Something: raspberries, onions, tomatoes, zucchini, basil, red pepper (singular), cucumbers, scarlet runner beans, carrots, watermelon, potatoes, leeks, and one whiffleball.
Preserve Something: I pureed basil in olive oil (5 ice cube trays full) and froze 2 gallons of Tomato-Sweet Pepper soup, a gallon of raspberries, roasted peppers, roasted chilis, and I canned tomatoes and applesauce. After I’d peeled the tomatoes, I remembered that it’s so much easier to freeze tomatoes. Next year…
Waste Not: our friends gave us two AMAZING tree stumps… more on these later.
Want Not: we used a batch of (almost) finished compost to mulch the maple tree.
Build Community Food Systems:
Eat the food: I caught the broccoli and sausage before they went bad and made a really good quiche. Otherwise, we’ve been eating lots and lots of sliced fresh vegetables, grilled vegetables, fried vegetables and roasted vegetables.
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OK, what do you do with tree stumps?
Let your kids climb on them
make sculptures out of them
stump your blog friends with what to do with them?