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Changing seasons

Monday, November 19th, 2012

I am remiss in not writing (here at least) lately, but I have had a crazy travel schedule and am also (reluctantly) doing NaNoWriMo again this month.

While I’ve been not writing, the seasons have changed. Last week, we had temperatures of 25 or so at night. That, of course, meant the end of beans and melons. The tomatoes in the greenhouse are still hanging in there, as are the greens, which I hope will continue into the winter.

A couple weeks ago, we got a surprise gift of some strawberry plants from our friend Jerry. I didn’t know you could plant them in the fall, but apparently you can, so I put two of the new beds to that use. Perhaps we’ll have strawberries in the spring.

The frost last week meant it was time to dig up my sweet potatoes. I’d heard from someone that they don’t grow if you don’t have very loose soil, so I was pretty sure there wouldn’t be much to dig up. But look at this!

Almost 10 pounds. Very exciting. We will definitely grow these again next year.

And we are making progress on the doors for Virga. I’ll save that for another post.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Eat well, and enjoy your time with loved ones.