|Canned peaches, kosher garlic dill pickles and country bread|
My Golden Bantam corn is still not ready to pick. I'm not sure it will finish ripening before we get a hard freeze. I expect it needs at least three more weeks of grow time. The winter squashes and the pumpkins I will leave alone till after frost. Then I will go out and bring whatever is on the vines back to the house. I only got four pie pumpkins last year. I sure hope I get more than that this year. And I will be grateful for any winter squash I get. I would love to get some Blue Hubbards this year.
I put all of the gardening tools and farmers market supplies out in the new shed. The garage looks so different! You can feel the feng shui is much better. The no-flat replacement tires I bought from Northern Tool came in the mail for the hand truck and Tom's wheelbarrow -- just in time, too, for all of my Fall weeding and pruning chores. No more cussing over flat tires!
Lara and I had a good day at last Saturday's farmers market in Phillips. We sold a bushel of Tom's corn, all of the radishes we bought, and most of another bushel of green beans. Alan and Diane Barkstrom of B's Flambeau Acres were back from a short trip they took and were selling their delicious honey and maple syrup. It was great to see them and all the other vendors. Farmers markets are such wonderful community builders. They keep money circulating locally so your town prospers economically, and you get to know your neighbors -- an emotional stabilizer that is, in my opinion, very underrated.
Well, it's getting late and I'm beat from digging up those potatoes! Talk to you soon.