The Fall season is coming to an end. The harvest practically over. Tomatoes still hang on the vine outside our door, taking there own sweet time to ripen, usually right before they rot. It was not a bumper crop year at the Burrow, Henry and Bob (the apple trees) produced about three apples put together, seriously, The blackberry bushes? One round of jam.
Beverly the Blueberry bush is only two years old but she put out a handful of blueberries all summer, not jam worthy yet but she is doing her job.
The Professor (plum tree) well he did absolutely nothing. Nothing! Last year? Plums coming out of our whatzits! This year. Nada.
The Zucchini plants well they have done their work, producing well all season and occasionally giving us a tricky surprise, the ginormous zucchini that went unnoticed and is now bigger than my thigh. That one is destined for zucchini bread. Or zucchini chocolate chip bread, because you make that once, and boy do they remember.
We made some zucchini cupcakes for preschool pals (or rather ‘spekini’ cupcakes) and though they lacked chocolate we did add a cream cheese frosting, because after all, they were cupcakes.
This is really a gratuitous shot of the new blue kitchen and shelves, for leah, even though she has never even seen the kitchen in real life. Sheesh, it’s like she lives 3, 000 miles away or something.
Also can you spot the ginourmous unused zucchini on the shelf? Yes more spekini bread in our future.
We ate a lot of broccoli this season as well for some reason the broccoli, really flourished only one roung of rhubarb crisp, although I bought some, along with strawberries, (which we have never had luck with ) and blueberries at the Farmer’s market for jam this year.
And the pumpkin plants? Have taken over most of the yard. Yet have only one vaguely pumpkiny squash out there and one pathetic baseball sized gord.
So I made a hat instead, it’s probably slotted for the only homegrown pumpkin spot this season.
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