Last of the summer tomatoes
It’s back to cold again.
Though the temperatures will spike back up again by the end of the week, much of the summer garden is on the wane. With shorter days and colder nights, many of the sorry looking summer crops have been retired. Overnight it seems that the late summer garden into a fall one.
This whole growing season has left us scratching our heads over the unpredictability of the weather and the puny poundage that resulted.
Even with dip in poundage, it’s been one of the most successful preservation years ever. I guess it’s because of the lack of surplus poundage we opted to feed our family instead of selling it to our local clients. Though the garden made us cash poor on surplus our cabinets are stocked with what bounty we were blessed with this season. Food is a much better commodity than cash.
Now that the summer chapter is about over, it’s onto fall plantings and winter preparations. Hopefully the crazy weather will normalize so we can get back to selling our popular salad greens which will be in some much needed income otherwise it will be lean winter.
We successfull knocked off a few “staple” items from our grocery list and are rationing others. We’ve had lean years before so we are used to making do or doing without. But this year we have a bit of food security to help with loads of preserved vegetables and fruits to get us through.