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Friday, September 13, 2013

Harvesting the Garden

We have been busy with the garden. Tons of zucchini, cucumbers, carrots, onions, peppers, squash, and tomatoes. The tomatoes are just starting. We have made one batch of salsa so far, and next up will be tomato sauce. Dale is busy cooking and freezing squash every day while I'm at work. The zucchini is being shredded and frozen for winter. I have a new yeast bread recipe that calls for a cup of shredded zucchini, and it has become our new favorite bread, so we need lots of shredded zucchini to keep us in bread for the winter. I also want to make some more cowboy candy and some pickled peppers. We have a ton of jalapeno and Hungarian hot wax peppers still in the garden. Before long it will be time to pick the carrots, turnips, parsnips, and the remaining beets. Oh, I almost forgot about the baking beans. They are just about dry enough to pick, and they make the best baked beans! The variety we grow is called Jacob Cattle Beans.
Mixture of cherry, beefsteak, and plum tomatoes

Spaghetti squash, zucchini, green peppers, and jalapeno peppers

Funny carrots!

Butternut and buttercup squash, pumpkins, onions, and a few more tomatoes

On the Needles

I have decided to join in and start my own Dreambird, after seeing all the beautiful color combinations. I am using yarn from my stash, so it's not the most colorful, but I'm hoping it will look good with black or grey dress pants. The grey yarn is KnitPicks Stroll Basalt Heather. The feather yarn is Hot Socks Spectra. There are still some more colors in the feather yarn, some greens should be showing up in the next few feathers.