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Friday, August 21, 2009

A chill in the shade


The week in review: planted red cabbages, bok choi, turnips, spinach, kale, lettuce from the "seed shaker." What comes up in the polytunnel is what comes up.

Harvested sweet corn! Pears, tomatoes, cucumbers, apples, plums, kale, blackberries, yellow zucchini, green zucchini, turnips, turnip greens (for the poultry), chard, lettuce, beans, beans, beans, bell peppers, potatoes, onions, strawberries (everbearing), chicken eggs (dropped some -- oops), duck eggs.

Dried tomatoes and zukes and cukes, froze blackberries, strung leather britches (beans), and made pear leathers and more apple leathers.

Turned compost, firewooded.

Brought rhubarb and blackberry cobblers to potlucks.

100 foot diet: from frozen: blackberries. From the land: Apples, tomatoes, corn, plums, duck and chicken eggs, duck, bok choi, potatoes, zucchini, leeks, fresh blackberries, onions, green beans, strawberries, basil, chives, cucumbers. 100 mile diet: wheat, oats, rye, spelt, buckwheat.

The pumpkins are turning orange and there is a chill in the shade.

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