With nights in the low 40's and 30's in the forecast, I brought in all the houseplants. J & I harvested our sweet potatoes. A few had rotted, some had been chewed on, but all in all it was a good harvest. On the other hand, we also harvested our first crop of peanuts. We knew it would be skimpy due to the drought and weeds, but they had also been eaten by something, and quite a few were resprouting, so we'll be lucky if we end up with a quart or so once shelled, though there were 6 long rows. Our main goal was to add the plants back into the soil to enrich the garden, so getting to eat some will be a bonus. I gave the chickens cherry tomatoes, dandelion leaves and holey swiss chard.
When J tilled up where the sweet potatoes had been, he found quite a few more potatoes. Some had been chewed up by the tiller, so I cooked up the first of those for the pups tonight. Sweet potatoes need to cure a month or more before their starches change to make them sweeter, so this seems the best use of the ones that won't last that long, but aren't yet good eating for us. J got our winter clothes and sheets from the attic, and the first flannel sheets of the season are in use. A gallon jar of green olives was given to J last week. I need to read up on recanning them into smaller jars. I expect it's similar to when I recanned the #10 cans of black olives, but want to be sure I'm following the recommended procedure. I hope the coming week is a good one for you, friends!