October 8, 2010
Happy autumn, my favorite thing mom cooks this time of the year is great beef stew poured into a hollowed out pumpkin and then baked for an hour. What’s also great is our chickens are laying a bunch of eggs.
The other day our fields were hayed, only with a large bailer (goats are easier to feed hay with square bales).
Last Saturday we went to the farmers market early to set up, and it was really cold (thankfully it warmed up), there was apples, corn, (great) pumpkins, mums, eggs, and a wide variety of greens along with some other vegetables. your suppose to plant fall seeds in the middle of august and we did but then they dried out, so we planted again then it flooded so they all washed away, we planted yet another time and then once more and they're starting to come up, especially the carrots. And for safe keeping we have some planted in flats. My favorite is Chinese mustard, it’s a dark purple at its best (haven’t ate it yet). Along with fresh figs, you cant beat this season.
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