Thursday, September 15, 2011

A little frosty around the edges

We had a little patchy frost this morning.  Nothing major but it still seems far too early for even this.  The squash vines took a bit of a hit but not enough to kill them, they're just singed around the edges.
I ended up staying home from work today.  V has shared his malady with me and I've got a sore throat and have been coughing all day.  I've generally been feeling like I got hit by a truck.  It was a beautiful day- too bad I was in no shape to really enjoy it.  But I did manage some laundry- hanging some sheets and towels out on the line and did some harvesting in the garden.  I gave the chickens several treats today- they always like it when I'm home- It seems that I bring them treats several times a day and they really like that.  It is so funny to see them run to the fence when I approach.  Only three eggs today, all brown, but several of the little girls are checking out the nest boxes so soon.....
I harvested our winter squash this afternoon.  Only 4 of them- at least that I found- I'm hoping that there may be a few more hiding in there that I missed- but sadly, they seemed to flower most when it was SO hot this summer and no fruit set on.  sigh... next year... next year.....  I didn't take any photos of them yet but I'll try to remember to post some.  This year we grew one called Speckled Hound.  A much more manageable size than the Galeux d'Eysines that we grew last year.  And even if we only got 4 squash this year- I've still got some frozen puree from last year that I need to use, so there will still be pumpkin bread this winter.  Those hundreds of pounds of pumpkin last year are still with us, it seems.
I'm off to bed early tonight.  I don't think staying up late last night processing hot peppers for the freezer helped with my illness.


  1. judy you contantly amaze me with the amount of stuff you accomplish!
    take care of yourself and get better soon!

  2. Oh, feel better, Judy. I almost always catch something when I fly - trapped in there with all those germs! It wasn't a good year for much just about everywhere. I'll be interested to see a picture of your spotted hound...

  3. Im curious, what exactly are chicken treats? If you that much while sick, I can't imagine how much you accomplish well. Ha ha. Feel better!

  4. Colorado girl- chicken treats can be anything- apple cores from the kitchen, a split pattypan squash that has gotten a bit too big, seed heads off some weeds along the fencerow- nothing special but it's funny to see them running.


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