Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Backyard Farming Connection Hop #3
The color is fading from the gardens, although there are still little bursts if you look for it. We are slowly clearing some of the beds and covering others with straw in anticipation of cooler temperatures. We had visions of cover crops, but it may just be a fresh layer of compost this year. The herb garden is still strong, and we are enjoying the fresh herbs in the autumn hearty soups coming out of the kitchen. I am still looking for recipes to use the large quantity of healthy looking lemon grass.
I'm actually looking forward to the first frost when I'll harvest the brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes. For now we're enjoying winter squash, peas, turnips, a few last tomatoes, lettuce, spinach, and hopefully some leeks very soon.
Now it's time to see what you've all been up to this week here and at the Backyard Farming Connection. Please link up your own journeys, advice, reflections, recipes, how to's, or anything farming, homesteading, gardening, related - and don't forget to grab a button in the footer or visit the Backyard Farming Connection page!
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