Saving Summer

The first freeze dropped in at our farm a couple of weeks ago but our winter lettuce was tucked snuggly into its warm home. We had some frost on October 16 but the first hard freeze arrived on October 26th.  That’s not early for our area but I don’t think I am ever really prepared … More Saving Summer

Applesauce Dreams

Applesauce is easy to make but it takes some time and stamina. The repetition allowed my mind to wander (there is a lot of time to think when you are cutting, coring, and stirring a bushel of apples) and I thought of apple crisp so I saved the last several apples for an apple crisp. I included the apple crisp recipe also, it was delicious! … More Applesauce Dreams

Zucchini Nights

In southcentral Kansas fall can creep up on you in a sneaky slow way as the days shorten and the air is just a little crisper each morning or it can arrive overnight on a crazy north wind that rattles the windows and shakes the leaves off of the cottonwood trees. … More Zucchini Nights

Tomato Days

My window ledges are crammed with tomatoes, my shelves are packed with various forms of home preserved tomatoes, my freezer is overflowing with bags of tomatoes, and my friends are full of tomatoes! I measure the success of my annual garden primarily by the quantity and quality of my tomato crop and this year qualifies … More Tomato Days