I’m not sure where Summer went, or if it was even here - I never even got out the fan, let alone tried to use the sad excuse for air conditioning. But Autumn isn’t going to skip! Right now the back room window’s are full of aromatic condensation from the dehydrator working on a full load of apple slices. There is still one tree to be picked but that's destined for cider and sauce. And last night I made a Thai curry with everything available to harvest: tomatoes, purple string beans, Thai basil, green pepper, and cucumber. There was some purchased additions like pork and coconut milk, but it was exciting that the majority had come from the garden on the same day.
I’m going to let the birds have the crabapple harvest this year, I have yet to use what I put in the freezer last year. It’s so full of tanins that the juice makes me sick on its own (fine when paired with other food). So that pretty much leaves the squashes left for storable harvests. With any luck things won’t freeze for awhile and the beans and leafy veg will continue for a few months. The rain has already returned so probably not too many more ripe tomatoes!
Next spring will be here before you know it though, so don’t forget to save seeds from favorites for next year. Now’s the time before they drop to the ground!