Fall planting, etc.

Yesterday we planted about 400 row feet of broccoli.  Today I’m hoping to plant our turnip greens, mustard greens, spinach, kale and swiss chard.  Rachel wants to plant fall beets.  I’ve never done that before but we’re going to give it a try.

Being a good Southern boy, I just love cooked greens.  And to me there’s not much better than a pot of greens cooked straight from the garden.  I’m looking forward to having them again.  It’s a definite gardening  joy of the Fall.

The summer gardens are petering out.  We still have blackeyed peas, eggplant and a few tomatoes and green beans.  But everything else has bitten the dust.

Our sweet potatoes look great and we should have an abundance of them.  Our friends and fellow Whiteflinters the Timm family picked the pumpkins and acorn squash, and they’re curing now.  Our young apple and pear trees will be giving us some good fruit over the next few months too.  It’s a very good time of the year for good fresh food.

Cherie keeps me fed with delicious healthy meals.  Last night for supper we had a fresh garden salad featuring our own tomatoes and cucumbers, followed by eggplant parmesan and squash casserole.  After we ate we went on a long walk, a practice we picked up many years ago in Europe and something all Americans would profit from.

Life is good.

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