I harvested tomatoes, cucumbers, okra, lima beans and crowder peas. I did some weeding in the bean bed. Canned tomato juice, & the cooled canning water went on plants. The pups got small amounts of leftover pasta and okra, grated squash and cauliflower stems, and basil with their dinner. Did laundry with homemade laundry soap, & hung it on the line. J grilled on Labor Day, with okra, tromboncino squash & tomatoes from our garden. I bought cabbage and broccoli seedlings for the fall garden, and planted them, just before a good rain. Canned tomatoes. I gathered wild grapes on my walks, and fed them to the chickens. They also got the large okra pods, which I cut open and threw the seeds out to them. Swiss chard leaves and other greens were given to them as well.
I bought 4 limes for $1, froze the juice, and started a batch of cleaning vinegar with the peels. Made pasta sauce with our tomatoes, garlic and herbs. Planted a celery bottom in the hoophouse, to regrow. I've been doing this for a few years, and it works wonderfully. I made kombucha and hummingbird food, & kefir. After putting a box of pure cane sugar cubes in a canning jar to store, I looked it up online, and was surprised to find the box I got for $1 at the discount store goes for $8.28 on Amazon.
I harvested the last of the pawpaws, and froze the pulp. I had pears that needed using, and made a Double Pear crisp, from the Sundays at Moosewood cookbook. The dried pears were some of ours that I dehydrated last year. Made caprese salad. I harvested the calyces of the rosella hibiscus, which I'll dry and use in teas. Harvested our only watermelon of the year, which we enjoyed. There was one jar of tomatoes that did not seal last week, and I tried making Brandy's Tuscan Tomato Bread soup with it, our fresh garlic and herbs. I'll be making the soup again, as we both enjoyed it. I initially planned on making squash casserole, a recipe of a good friend's Mom, which calls for Bisquick. I found a recipe online & mixed up a batch. When I decided to make soup instead, I used some of the "bisquick" mix and made biscuits. J loves him some biscuits :o)
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