Sunday, October 9, 2011

farm notes

It was 27 degrees here when we woke up this morning. Then it cooled right down to 25 degrees before it started to warm up. Even the hoop house can't rally over digits like that. The basil is no more. The eggplants look sorry. Tomatoes and peppers are touch and go at this point. Cucumbers will be remembered fondly. (Sigh).

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The blow is softened, though, by those that like it cold; radishes are looking good, spinach is kicking, chard and kale look (and taste) better than ever. It's salad season. Again.

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And in other farm news, we pulled up a few onions,

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And these ladies...

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have begun to lay.

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We continue to cut, blanche, can, freeze....oh, and eat. Already opened the first jar of this year's salsa.

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Fall skies and orange pumpkins...

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3 comments:

6512 and growing said...

Your pictures are gorgeous. Love that it's salad season again. Our coldframe is planted full but it probably won't be salad season until mid february, except for root salads; hello, beets and carrots.

kyndale_pease said...

Awww, it must be nice to have a warm greenhouse to hang out in! And those are seriously big pots of salsa!!

barefoot mama said...

So cold..goodness! Your photos are lovely! Love the one of the little hand holding the egg....Precious!

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