In which we report the doings of the first fine week of September
Well, we went riding, of course.
|Soon enough, the weather will fall apart. But not yet!|
Then, we picked up Duana's! New! Trailer!
|Du was about to pop a button with excitement|
|2002 Featherlite, 2 horse slant with oversize tack room and rear tack|
|Tiptoe through the...errr...Giant Pumpkins...|
|Du found one of the few zukes that hadn't been|
run over by pumpkin vines
|I'm thinking "garlic pickles"|
|LOTS of garlic pickles|
Not everything is ready for harvest yet.
|This isn't the biggest pumpkin, it's just the biggest pumpkin I could get to. |
The really big pumpkins are in the very center of the garden.
|Roo helped too|
We pulled out a big tub of food and shared it out for at least three or four families.
|Cucumbers, baby pumpkins, zukes, and beans|
The green beans are starting to bulge out with bean seeds, so I shelled a bunch for dinner.
|At least four variety of beans here|
Combined with a few other good ingredients
|Patty is a tomato-growing genius--and she shares!|
I made dinner!
|Saute the beans in a bit of olive oil with some finely-chopped onion|
|Chop up some of those beautiful tomatoes|
|Fresh corn from a local farm|
|The biggest beans weren't cooking fast enough, so I pulled them out.|
Food doesn't get wasted around here--the chickens will enjoy them!
|Add the corn to the sauteed beans, and then the tomatoes at the last second.|
Chill the whole mixture for an hour in the fridge.
After a hot afternoon of splitting and stacking firewood
|The rented splitter makes everything go so much faster!|
It was the perfect dinner.
|Chill for an hour or two, and then add lime juice and cilantro.|
Serve with wild rice and a cold beer.
You know that's what it is!