Hello everyone, it’s good to be back!
One of the things we did while I was taking a break was go to a Mennonite produce auction.
Look at all the produce, it filled this huge open building and consisted of a wide variety. It was all literally auctioned off to the highest bidder. I walked the entire building choosing what I would like to have, we decided the highest price we would pay and then hubby did the bidding. On absolutely everything, we got what we wanted at less than what we were willing to pay. For example, look at those boxes of butternut squash, we paid $6 for one of those boxes!
We brought back purple hull peas, butternut squash, tomatoes, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, and okra.
It has about worked me to death to get it all preserved, but it’s a welcome boost to our pantry so I’ll take it!
(Right after purchasing all the
produce, hubby broke a rib so any help he would have been flew right out the
We also went thrift store shopping and I found three cookbooks and two 100% cotton good quality stain-free queen and king size flat sheets.
I’m especially excited about the autumn cookbook as that’s the season we’re entering. (I'm a big fan of Gooseberry Patch cookbooks!)
I paid $2.99 for each of the cookbooks and $3.99 for each of the
sheets. I have a sewing project in mind
for the sheets so stay tuned for an update on that in the near future.
The fall garden is planted and now we’re getting things ready to start growing in the greenhouse over the winter.I harvested these renegade tomato plants from a pot in our container garden and transplanted them into 25-gallon containers for growing in the greenhouse. If all goes well, we should have fresh tomatoes to eat throughout the cooler months.
I’ve been saving seeds for next year’s garden. I have Cherokee purple tomato seeds drying (Personally
I think this is an ugly tomato, but the taste is out of this world! Yum!), white acorn squash seeds drying (this
is a new squash to us, and we both liked it so much that we decided to start growing
our own. It’s also known as mashed
potato squash), plum granny seeds drying (I want to grow these purely
for the scent they give off!), cocks cone seeds drying (I happened upon
a different variety then the one that I have so I purchased one to get the
seeds from it.), and I purchased my garlic for this year’s planting (two
varieties (1) music and (2) elephant.)
Until next time,
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