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Got my Garden Cleaned Before the Frost

I’ve been told I should keep this blog updated several times a week so here goes. We were having such nice weather and like I told you the last time, the weather turned cold. I spent hours cleaning out my garden, taking in the hundreds of tomatoes still loaded on the vines and laying them out on newspapers on the sunny end of the porch. A friend told me to get them off the plants before the frost and I could save them. He was correct. I pulled off the tomatoes, green as all get out, a day before we had the first killing frost and brought them inside. I had never tried the method to save the end of season tomatoes before but guess what? My friend was correct. It worked and day by day I had tomatoes turning from green to bright red and just as delicious as if they had ripened on the vine. Problem being, they ripened so fast that I had to bag up a half a bushel two times and give them to the church. Even so, with what I retained, I have made some great pico de gallo using the hundreds of jalepeno’s I also rescued (also froze bags of them). So you can teach an old gardener new tricks. What’s that scripture about considering the ant and how he stores up goods for later use?

Make no mistake, it’s cold

Just an update. Bean Fest was wonderful. Over 10,000 people converged on our little town for the end of season event. From here on in things will quiet down from tourist trade and other events will be mostly local Christmas things; Cavern singing, Tree lighting on the square, donation events for gathering money for children’s Christmas baskets, are things the community does yearly. Since it has gotten down into the 30’s here it is getting cold and the leaves, so colorful, are starting to fall like snow. Hopefully we will have a little more Indian Summer around Thanksgiving before the real cold sets in.
Just keep me in your prayers as I continue to try and find a home for my unpublished books.
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