Independence Days Week XIV

Planted something:  mini pumpkins (the independent local grocery store that carried all the good organic bulk stuff closed, so no pie pumpkins this year unless I grow them).

Harvest something:  6 1/4 lbs tomatoes, 1 3/4 lbs zucchini, 7/8 lb eggplant, 3 1/2 lbs armenian cucumbers.

Preserve something:  12 lbs tomatoes into 4 pints sauce (now there was a revelation).

Reduce waste:  nope, just still composting. Well, I did make bread with some of the whey from making cheese.

Manage reserves:  making sure we rotate.

Build community food systems:  not so much.

Eat the food:  home made bread, nan, dill and bread & butter pickles, pickled beets, baba ganoush, hummus, tomatoes, basil, oregano, home made mozzarella.

The corn is getting ears; my friend says I have it planted too close together (4″) in my raised bed so we’ll see what kind of yield I get.  I might have to hand pollinate if that is so.  I have another bed with it planted 6″ apart, we’ll see which works better.

Mr. Tin Foil is going to town to get a ham radio today.  I’m not happy about that.  I wanted him to get a USED one from the local Ham Festival next month…not sure why suddenly it’s this great big priority to get one NOW.  Especially when we have so much to do to the house still.  Well, happy birthday, and merry yule too I guess.   So I’m going too so I can get my uniform stuff from the store nearby, and we can get more organic feed for the chickens.  Which he’s not happy about, he wants to go by himself.

One response

  1. My dad was a Ham Radio operator. A year or so before his death, he achieved some high status in licensing (it’s another language). from as far back as I can remember he had a room full of radios and equipment. I do wish I had thought to ask my mother for some of the radios (she gave them all away!)

    I so want to come to dinner at your house: nan (yum), hummus (yum), baba ganoush (yum)…:)

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