At the Wetzel residence:
Just a quick update today. We are going to keep an eye to the sky and watch the super moon eclipse tonight. I started making moon pies but they didn’t turn out so we are having these gf pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting instead…
In the Garden
I have thyme, rosemary and basil hanging in the living room to dry.
I am planning to expand the gardening space for next year. I have been working at revitalizing a couple of old flower beds that are right next to the house. I was turning my compost bin last month and notice A LOT of worms in it. So, I put down some dirt and then compost into the new gardening beds. Then, I looked through my compost bin again to find those worms to add to the new garden area. I covered everything up with some wood chips. Hoping the worms will work their magic and get it all ready for next spring…
We woke up to a most unpleasant surprise…freezing temperatures. This was not in the forecast! I know that we cannot change the weather but I would have thrown my cover on the tomatoes if I knew it was going to be that cold. Here is a picture of the patty pan squash…several leaves turned black. The changing of the seasons is coming…
In the Kitchen
My friend gave me a box of plums that they foraged from their neighbors tree (don’t worry, the neighbors are in Japan…) So, I pitted them and froze them so I can make some plum jam this winter (to take to the Farmer’s Market next summer)!
We still have apples sitting in our garage from our picking 2 weeks ago. I am finally getting around to processing some of them. Mark loves applesauce so I cut the apples up and put them into the crock pot overnight. Then, use the food processor to puree them up and process in a waterbath canner. One full crock pot of apples yields 2 quart jars of sauce…got more to do tonight (after we watch the eclipse!)
For more details about making applesauce in a crock pot, click on the picture of the applesauce!