Well, it's that time again... doing the vegetable garden cleanup. Piles and piles of pulled wilted dead plants, rotten tomatoes, weeds, etc. Heaped on tarps and then we haul them into the woods to a big ditch across the road. So much less fun than the beginning of the garden season.
Nice to get things cleaned up in the Fall though. Way worse if you wait til Spring, because then the ground's all muddy and half frozen when you're trying to pull out dead plants and clean things up for planting. In the Fall the ground is still dry and fluffy- easier to pull out the plants! Then I'll rake things up a bit and lay down thick straw over the beds for the winter.
Amazing, I still got a couple of nice big red peppers today... probably the last before the plants frost and die.
I've made two blueberry cobblers this week with blueberries I froze in July. :D I still have enough in the freezer for about 5 more cobblers... for special occasions I think.
The bees are slowing down. Time to put the mouse guards on the hive entrances and insulate the tops for the winter.
Those irritated by grain of sand best avoid beach.
-Strumelia proverb c.1990
updated by @strumelia: 10/20/19 12:33:10AM