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My October Garden

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

I have really enjoyed our garden this year. This past week I've eaten a vegetarian diet almost exclusively of food harvested from the garden. Well, now that I stop to think about it, I did have one meal with salmon at a restaurant. Anyway, I have been eating beets, squash, okra, eggplant, peppers, spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, kale, swiss chard, and a few raspberries in various combinations. Last evening I made rhubarb apple popsicles (a Spark Recipe) to snack on (the rhubarb but not the apples are from the garden). Yesterday I harvested a huge butternut squash that weighed 14.6 pounds - that will make a lot of meals and while it may be the largest it is not the only squash out there. I'm also getting some zucchini from a late planting and I'm looking forward to harvesting my popcorn in a few weeks. Our freezer is full of garden produce and the cupboards are full of canned goods. I feel really blessed to have all this healthy, organically grown food to enjoy and to continue enjoying through the winter. This also helps keep me away from more highly processed foods that are full of calories and the work in the garden is good exercise. So I'm just amazed that the garden is still producing so well in October even through its obviously slowing down with cooler weather and I admit it this has been a lot of fun for me. Oh, and I put three quarts of tomatoes in the freezer last night.
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    Way to go, Russell! That must have been *some* garden!
    1617 days ago
    Wow, it sounds like if the national grid were to go down tomorrow you'd be sitting pretty with a bountiful garden supplying a lot of food for you!
    1627 days ago
    Sounds like you're reaping the fruit of your labors. Seems like there needs to be a celebration! emoticon (Exodus 23:16)
    1628 days ago
    Wow that's great that you have grown all of that. Sounds wonderful.

    Congratulations on all of your achievements!

    1628 days ago
    scrumptious! such bounty, and satisfaction from healthy exercise yielding so much nutrition for you and your loved ones............ makes me long for days of yore when this was normal for everyone. you are blessed
    1628 days ago
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