Tag Archives: fall garden

More Fall Garden Prepping: 10-3-12

Hasn’t this rain been fantastic!  My garden is loving it and has just exploded with all the goodies we love.  And now that it isn’t quite so muddy, but the soil is still moist, it’s a great time to get … Continue reading

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Oryx Jerky: 9-20-12

We’ve all heard of beef jerky, turkey jerky, and even Buffalo jerky.  i’m making Oryx jerky.  The oryx, a large antelope with long, spear-like horns, is a true desert animal that lives in Africa.  A friend of mine from the farmer’s market gave … Continue reading

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Watermelon Jam! 9-19-12

This is the last batch of watermelon jam until next summer when i have a new crop.  it’s more of a pain to make than other jams because not only do all the seeds need to be removed, but it’s … Continue reading

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Fall Gardening Continued: 9-13-12

There hasn’t been much to post this week, as it’s been pretty average.  Light gardening, baking canning…  i got more of my garden mulched, and planted more okra.  i’m still in transition from spring/summer garden to fall garden.  Today i’ll … Continue reading

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Heat! 9-4-12

This heat makes my garden look wilty and sick by midday.  Luckily, most of the stuff growing now is more resistant to the heat.  But even these peppers look sad in the afternoon.  As long as they’re well mulched though, … Continue reading

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In an Okra Bed: 8-22-12

It’s been so nice out today (so far) that i’ve spent most of the morning in the garden.  i’ve planted an awesome heirloom variety of beets, and black valentine beans (which actually grow green, the seeds are just black).  And … Continue reading

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Fall Gardening: 8-20-12

We spent all weekend in the garden, weeding out the grass and the summer fruits and veggies that are done.  Some of them the heat and drought got to, some were taken by pests, and some just only produce for … Continue reading

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Put it up! 8-16-12

Today i’m canning.  i just got a few bags of white cukes out of the garden, which will soon be cinnamon pickles.  The first step to an awesome crunchy cinnamon pickle is to let the sliced cukes sit in a … Continue reading

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More Garden Maintenance: 7-19-12

It really hot out.  But doesn’t seem as bad as last year.  Still, the garden suffers due to the heat, which dries out the plants and evaporates their much needed water.  So today is garden day, at least until it … Continue reading

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Kitchen Time: 7-16-12

Last weekend was the best so far at the farmer’s market.  That’s great, but does make a super busy week for me now to restock my inventory.  This morning i’ve been making english muffins.  One batch at a time, so … Continue reading

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