Zach cleaned up and composted the flower garden and the beds in front of the pick up barn.  Most flowers were hit by the cold but he lovingly left two beds in the pyo garden that had a few spots of color left.  From a distance I thought it was a little silly as it all looked to be dead, but as we played a game of Can Jam Sunday evening, I was inspired to pick a bouquet.  Adorned with parsley and sage, my fall bouquet wakes me up every morning with a smile.
I sucked mom into helping clean and bag tomatoes and corn for the freezer.  It is always a lot of work, but we are ever so grateful to have mouthfuls of summer in the depths of winter.  The sun was warm (much warmer than in my house!) and it was nice to chat with mom as we worked.  Peppers are next and then I think we are done freezing.  Then come January I pull out the tomatoes and all the fruit I have stashed and heat the house with the making of tomato sauce and jam!

Hope you are all finding moments of warmth, color and friendly chatter : )

This Week’s Bounty: celery, parsley, onion, scallion, gold beets w greens, sweet/hot pepper, red/green tomato, carrot, fennel bulb, acorn/delicata squash

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