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The ducks have a new yard, my future tomato and bean garden. 12.22.17
So far, this has been the snowiest and coldest winter in many years. My garden has over a foot of snow, and temperatures have been well below 0°F in the morning, and well below freezing all day. Still, not as bad as Boise:
A recipe for vegetarian taco soup (with beans and corn) called for cilantro. So I dug around under an inch of snow to find some that was protected. It had reseeded from my spring planting for an autumn crop.
There's a nice 7 inches of snow on my garden, protecting it from the temperature changes.
It's been quite cold this last week. The coldest was this morning, when it got down to -8°F (-22°C).
I had a remnant sweet potato from 2015 that recently sprouted. I stuck it atop a glass of water and it "took root". It's now planted in dirt. I love the vines it makes.
My thermometer registered 4 above zero this morning, and the worst is yet to come! Luckily, I only got 1" of snow yest. Indy got 4". Florida in January will be welcome. More on that later.
Daniel, is your subdued energy level related to your cancer issues? I don't follow your cancer group. Hopefully, it's just the seasonal "disorder".
And on the sweet potato theme: I've been experimenting on baking my "fingerlings" (I can't resist harvesting even the smallest ones.), trying to turn them into crunchy "chips". I roll them in olive oil and salt first, then bake them on a cookie sheet. They become either chewy or soft. I've tried storing them cold, warm, wrapped up, left to open air, dehydrated, but haven't found the answer. Keep experimenting.
Spud, I can make a degree symbol, but after it pops up, I lose the page. I tried it here several times, but for some reason it disappears. Oh well, I'll just write the word.
Thanks Daniel. I found Randys sweet potato peanut butter soup recipe on the food group and saved it.
I bought a couple of cans of sweet potatoes, but found them to be stringy, so I'm not doing that again. I purchased some in the vegetable isle, and they had no strings, plus they tasted better. If I can get some to grow here, I imagine they'll taste better yet.
Wikipedia gives several ways to get a degree symbol on a Windows computer. Look under the heading "Keyboard entry" near the bottom of this page:
I tried, Spud. No luck. Must be Windows.
I just read how important it is to eat carotenoid-rich foods such as sweet potatoes, carrots, kale and spinach for a healthy brain. I eat those ALL the time, but they don't seem to make me any smarter! By the way, I grow them all in my garden.
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