Independence Days: Week 26-28

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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