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They do have a long row to hoe...for sure! And it may take several more lives to accomplish what they need to accomplish. much luck to them!!!

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True....but at least they know they do and they know they will always have each other... emoticon

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We put up another 3 more gallon bags of pureed tomatoes the other day. That makes a total of 9 and a half gallons, I think. Enough for soup and juice..I hope!!!!

We also put up another 45 ears of corn, but this time it was Silver Queen. Not nearly as good as the Peaches And Cream corn....but still good. We also put up a gallon bag of Silver Queen cut off the cob. The corn is done. We have beets to do this weekend, I guess. I have to make sure I have all I need to pickle them. The garden is just about done for this year. emoticon

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 emoticon Goodness gracious...the Goddess was generous to you with your garden! emoticon But I'll bet you are glad it's almost done! emoticon

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Queeny.....we didn't get hardly any squash or zucchini, hardly any cucumbers, the okra ended up not growing as tall as it should have...the garden did not do nearly as well as usual this year....a lament I've been hearing from a lot of other gardeners....both veggie and flower. It's been a really odd year emoticon

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Well, hang in there....because things are late this year. Called Mom yesterday and she said that Dad's garden just "took off"...he had nary a cucumber when we were there and now she is getting them so fast, she's CANNING them! And she has pepper and squash coming on and she can't keep up with the tomatoes! emoticon
They suddenly started staying warm at night and of course everything can grow day and night! emoticon
So don't give up just yet... emoticon

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The vines for the squash have had it...they're about dead, if DH hasn't already just pulled them up. It wasn't that it was late coming in this year...they just did not do well, at all. It's OK. We'll not starve, for sure! LOL. With all the green beans and corn we've canned and frozen, plus stuff from last year that we still have.....we're not going to go hungry should things get really bad. I have one freezer filled to the top with venison....and a few packs of venison in the upright freezer, so we have quite a bit of meat as well. Honestly, I'm not too upset about the stuff not coming in and having to can it. There's no way I could have done all that canning with the work being done! I do still have to get to the beets.....if they're not too big and hard! Soon!!! Very soon!

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Honestly, I'm not too upset about the stuff not coming in and having to can it. There's no way I could have done all that canning with the work being done!


Hmmm, might want to thank the Goddess for 'not' giving you so much work then... emoticon
You could always pickle the beets and can them if they are getting big and tough....

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Oh..the beets will be pickled anyway LOL. that's the only way we can them. I love pickled beets!! so does DH.

And yes, I intend to do a ritual at some point after all the harvesting, to thank the Goddess for what we did get, and to thank her for phasing out the garden when I needed it to be done (mostly anyway).

Everytime we put anything back into the garden...corn cobs after a meal, parts of tomatoes that were not usable...whatever, I say a quick THANK YOU. We return as much as possible to the garden area, for several reasons. It's a way to thank the Goddess, and it helps to compost the soil. We even put any leftovers on our plates, or if not enough to keep, into the garden. I do not put any food into the kitchen trash can. It all gets returned to the Earth. Sometimes the dogs will eat what's been put out, but it still ends up going back to the Earth! LOL.

We need to, honestly, set up a composter. I had thought about doing a worm bed and allowing that to also be a compost area, but somethings I don't want the dogs to get into. I do throw cooked chicken bones away, rather than putting them into the garden. Don't want to risk the dogs getting one and it splintering, but they go into the outside trash can, not the inside one.



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Heh. Beets. I don't like them in any shape or form. emoticon But then, I don't have a garden and even then I wouldn't plant them.

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I'm not sure if you can get them over there, but here we have large black plastic composting bins. They are tight, so no rats can get into them. You just put everything in through a cover on top, and get out the finished compost through a drawer at the bottom. It's ready to be spread in the garden by then.

The friend I was housesitting for when I found that compost bin used to put in everything, from grass cuttings to kitchen waste. No meat, though, I believe. At least we never put meat into our compost heap, because that was just that, a heap. We didn't want rats or foxes digging it up. *shudder*

Composting is a great way to improve a garden. A well-managed compost heap or bin gets hot enough inside to kill off weed seeds, molds and bacteria. So the soil you get is really ready for planting.

Good luck in getting that done!

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