Well, after what seemed like an eternity of no Internet access, our motherboard has been replaced and I'm back online and ready for a garden update.
I harvested this trailer full of produce last week while I was computer-less. The little yellow winter squash with the green stripes are delicious. I split, seeded and baked 2 last night for dinner and believe it or not, the kids scraped out every last bit of squashy (and buttery, brown sugary) goodness. Binny may have even licked her plate...
There are still a few giant pumpkins out in the garden that were too big for me to carry up to the house.
We had our first frost warning last night. There were a few squishy tomatoes this morning but the peppers I have been reluctant to pick (because they are still ripening) were okay. I then decided to pick all of the peppers that were mostly red or yellow and not chance another night outside.
And yes, my front porch still looks like a produce drop-off site at a food pantry.
The sunflower seeds are ready to harvest but I haven't gotten around to it yet. I probably have enough to plant an entire 20 acre field of the happy flowers. Anybody local want some?
One more thing... Remember last year at the end of the season when I gave away a pint of peaches? Well, I'm doing it again! Except this time I'm giving away a quart because a pint of peaches is never enough. To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. If you happened to participate in my Monday Garden Club any time this season, leave a second comment for an additional entry. This giveaway is open until Sunday October 10. I'll draw and announce the winner next Monday. Good luck!