Autumn in Wallingford…

The chill in the air brings the end of our garden projects, and the beginnings of our indoor crafty projects….knitting needles are out, weaving has begun, and high hopes for all handmade, grown, or crafted gifts for Christmas! The last of the meat chickens are processed for the year, it’s just greens left in the…

The October garden…

The last of the harvest! We just brought in all the pumpkin, winter squash, gourds, eggplant…but the kitchen garden is still growing, herbs and greens. We had our first frost, are in the midst of chicken processing, rearranging rabbits, and general canning mayhem! Some pictures…

The tomatoes

We go through a lot of tomatoes here, I’d say at least a few quarts a week, between marinara, pizza sauce, tomato soup…etc. so putting up tomatoes for the year is an EVENT here in these parts. Some evidence… Introducing complete tomato canning mayhem, a week long pressure canning marathon…..I’m so happy with the results….but…