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Godless in the garden

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Comment by Idaho Spud on September 30, 2016 at 9:18am

Impressive carrot harvest Don.

Same for your squash Daniel.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 30, 2016 at 7:33am

I made my first "Fall batch" of red raspberry wine yesterday, and will make more today. I have a balloon attached to show the fermentation process occuring. Of course, the raspberries are mine. I'll be moving a portion of my patch after the season ends.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 29, 2016 at 10:43pm

Well, my garden is full of weeds that tower over my head telling me that the soil is in excellent shape and I am the biggest slug of all. Just no energy. Thankfully, the structure of my plantings hold their own in this jungle and provides excellent growing space for some ambitious younger person. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 29, 2016 at 9:11pm

Daniel, your squash, persimmons, and pumpkins surely would win in a county fair! Everything looks healthy with promises of delicious flavors. Whatever you do, it produces fine products. 

You and Don would compete head to head at a county fair. 

Vancouver in Western Washington State and Danville, Vermont in northern Vermont produce some fine garden products. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 29, 2016 at 9:01pm

Don, the carrots shine in the sun like jewels too precious to eat. They look healthy and robust. 

Cary likes my carrot soup best of all the soups I make. Your supply should last well into the winter. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 29, 2016 at 8:58pm

Randy, Your story of your 7-year-old grandson "driving  small equipment" makes my heart sing for joy. Having young children doing such chores far exceeds the value of classroom learning and will serve him well as he grows, as long as he learns his three Rs. Hopefully, these very practical challenges at that age help young ones feel responsible. Their needed labor so close to the food supply helps them mature, as well. 

Thank you for sharing your story, Randy 

Comment by Daniel W on September 29, 2016 at 8:45pm

Joan, thanks for the Justin Rhodes video.  Really inspirational!

Our garden provided about 90% or more of our vegetables and fruits this summer, and some for Spring and a lot going into fall and winter.  I didnt plan for that, just grew what I wanted.

He's right about eating based on what you grow instead of whats in the store.  But it's no sacrifice - tastes so good!  But it does take learning.

Fruits take more long-term groeing but in the long run are even less work than vegetables.

And flowers are rewarding for themselves.

Comment by Daniel W on September 29, 2016 at 8:33pm

Don, excellent carrots!  Deer ate the tops of mine, repeatedly.  Such lovely animals  :-)

Here are my second wave of squashes and pumpkins.  I can live like the former inhabitants of our continent and eat them all winter.

Here are persimmons ripening on the tree

Some earlier squashes this fall.  I may have posted this pic before.

I like the pink warty pumpkins so much, I dont want to cook them.  But the Baker Creek website states they ard great culinary pumpkins, so one might be sacrificed soon. 

There are about 20 spaghetti squashes.  Now to find some recipes for them  :-)

It's been a great gardening year here in 2016.   Ive really enjoyed it.

Comment by Don on September 26, 2016 at 2:19pm

Harvested my carrots this weekend.  A-1 Hybrids.  It was a good year--they'll last us through the winter.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 25, 2016 at 7:36am

Bertold, your persimmon pudding recipe sound delicious. I have collected many recipes for p.p., but yours is a new and different one. I'm not sure about how to do the lemon sauce. Your warning scares me!

Joan, your 8 year old story is hitting home. My soon to be 7 yr old grandson is already driving small equipment and helping around the farm. He loves to weed (with a hoe)! Wish I had a video.

 

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