Monday, September 14, 2009
If not, then lots of vinegar
The Week In Review: Planted? No. Harvested? Mostly corn, potatoes, tomatoes, apples, grapes, eggs, filberts. Some chives, parsley, basil. Firewood. Stored? Firewood, applesauce, tomato puree, dehydrated tomatoes. We took down and stored the summer burlap awnings. Seeds saved this week: tomatoes. All the bean varieties went into a second bearing, so we're respectfully waiting for those to all mature and we will, with any luck, dry and shell them. Curing onions, winter squash, pumpkins. Set up fifteen gallons of --we hope-- grape wine -- if not, then lots of vinegar! We have three volunteers at the community gardens this week, but, again, not me, I'm canning for the home front ... but we are definitely the Women's Land Army! Ate? Whatever was not nailed down, with special emphasis on applesauce and tomato soup left over from canning, and lots and lots of corn on the cob. The variety that turned out well was Silver Queen, which was a gamble for us but it has turned out to be a long season here.