Sweet potatoes and some of the carrots.
Butternut squash and a lone zucchini that was hiding in the back garden.
Some things will remain out for a bit longer. I've froze 5 gallon-bags of swiss chard so far. The rest will withstand light frost until I can chop and freeze more.
We are going to try to mulch most of our carrots and see if leaving them in the ground will be preserve them well. Our fall lettuce will stay in the garden under a dome of plastic. We are loving these last greens.
About half of our fall broccoli was brought in and froze. Our raspberries have finally slowed and stopped. The few pears that matured on our lone pear tree were discovered and eaten. A smattering of green tomatoes were hanging onto their plants still. They were brought in and are slowly ripening inside. Fifteen chickens will be harvested tomorrow. Last weekend, we traveled for applesauce making (part 2) with my family.
It's hard to believe another garden season is almost over. Where did this summer go? It seems just yesterday I was wondering what it would feel like to own my body again. Would we have a boy or a girl? Would I have enough time to put up enough food for the coming winter?
Thanks to an overly-zealous canning season last summer and having Jamey home this summer, I think we did just fine. My body isn't the same, but it's slowly getting stronger and resembling itself. That little baby is a girl- sweet, sweet as can be. Pantry and freezer are full. My joy overflows. Pin It