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I do so enjoy this time of year, and though we still have a boatload of tomatoes, hot peppers, bok choy along with the endless supply of greens still to go,  it’s the crossover time.. with the winter squash, root crops–potatoes, carrots, beets, turnips, onions, cabbage, shallots and leeks all vying to be harvested, too! Don’t even get me started on the kale crop LOL. I think I’ll still be picking kale until XMas this year! And that’s just fine with me.

It’s been a successful season at my new farm in spite of our drought conditions and weeks of oppressive humidity that I can’t ever recall occurring as it was this season. My cupboards and freezers are loaded in readiness for that gawd awful white stuff, with so much yield from a great growing season. Sausage making will begin next week for me and I can’t wait! Only four weeks left for farmers market, too! Then I begin the buttoning up process for the year 😦  but, it will also be time for me to set next year’s’ garlic in the ground… along with building my new raised beds! I bartered with a few of my farmer friends this year for many new garlic varieties to try, so it will be fun to see what I end up with next summer.

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With these cooler nights, dinner around here means comfort foods, too. And while I still love grilling there’s just so much produce around here to not use up within minutes of harvesting. So, yesterday it was ‘leek day’ for lack of a better phrase 🙂 and as soon as they had a good bath, into the pot they went along with some shallots, carrots, kale, just pulled spuds, onions and some wine for one of my fave fall soups… Leeky Onion.

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This morning it was like pea soup here and wet, wet, wet so I grabbed only a couple of cabbages and made two trays of galumki’s–stuffed cabbage, while I await the arrival of the sunshine that is to burn off this afternoon.. then it’s back into the fields for more clean up grunt work… and to set the spinach seed to overwinter. And then I’m done for the day! Oh wait, the lawn still needs to be mowed.. ugh sigh!

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Perfect morn to harvest. Dry & sunny. For tonite’s cookout, grilled herb pork and chicken spiedini, skewered on Rosemary  stems. Happy Labor Day!

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One of my fave flowers in the late season garden. Can you guess why?

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