Autumn 2008

Thrusday, November 27 Putting the Garden to Sleep

We’ve been enjoying some nice sunny days in our little patch of the midwest. It’s been great for planting daffodils, tulips and the bit of rye we’ve sown over our future planting beds. This week we thanked the earth for its gifts of fruit and vegetables, and gave back with some nutritous rye seeds, greensand, sulphur, laying a winter blanket of hay over the top to help. If this weather holds, we will do some of the transplanting we didn’t get to yet. T is most excited about the leaf raking & bonfire to burn up the last of brush.

Sunday, October 19

We harvested all the remaining carrots and put them up for the winter. It looks like we won’t need to buy any until the next harvest in spring! Yeah! They are so yummy. Is. especially likes teething on them, and T loves to dip the bitty ones in balsalmic vinegar and oil.

We also dug up our sweet potatoes. Is. was having a cranky day, so Daddy took over for me. Daddy says, :how do I do this?” I say, “you call yourself Irish?” He smiles and says, “Well, what about you?” I say, “I’m half English, we always had you people do this for us.” Anyway–it was a little tricky finding them–they were v. small and nicely blended in w/ the dirt. But get them we did, and ate them last night, and although T has never liked them before, he really loved “ours.” “Mmmmm. They were so yummy Mommy. Can we grow them again next year?”

Thrusday, November 27 Putting the Garden to Sleep

We’ve been enjoying some nice sunny days in our little patch of the midwest. It’s been great for planting daffodils, tulips and the bit of rye we’ve sown over our future planting beds. This week we thanked the earth for its gifts of fruit and vegetables, and gave back with some nutritous rye seeds, greensand, sulphur, laying a winter blanket of hay over the top to help. If this weather holds, we will do some of the transplanting we didn’t get to yet. T is most excited about the leaf raking & bonfire to burn up the last of brush.

Sunday, October 19

We harvested all the remaining carrots and put them up for the winter. It looks like we won’t need to buy any until the next harvest in spring! Yeah! They are so yummy. Is. especially likes teething on them, and T loves to dip the bitty ones in balsalmic vinegar and oil.

We also dug up our sweet potatoes. Is. was having a cranky day, so Daddy took over for me. Daddy says, :how do I do this?” I say, “you call yourself Irish?” He smiles and says, “Well, what about you?” I say, “I’m half English, we always had you people do this for us.” Anyway–it was a little tricky finding them–they were v. small and nicely blended in w/ the dirt. But get them we did, and ate them last night, and although T has never liked them before, he really loved “ours.” “Mmmmm. They were so yummy Mommy. Can we grow them again next year?”

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