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One of my favorite times of the year.

This time of year
Is one of My Favorite Times of the year.

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Winter Squash is coming in

(The Kabocha, the dark green critter, has a couple slug tastings munched out of it, so won’t make it to Deep Winter)

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The Sungold tomatoes are still doing their thing

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Potatoes are being dug for storage
Beets staying firm in the soil
& a few Serrano Peppers still managing to ripen through this cooler-than-usual Summer

There are herbs for tea & seeds for the following season
drying above the refrigerator

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And scattered around other locations in the apartment

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Thank you Late Summer
Thank you Winter, Thank you Spring
Thank you Summer
Thank you Autumn


In the garden before work.

Had an early morning before work today
Got myself to the garden

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The honeybees were already absorbed in their work among the buckwheat blossoms

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I set out to harvest the dry beans
Because they were beginning to show signs of mold

hmmmmm

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This is NOT what a healthy bean looks like…

And as I pulled the plants out from the garden, there was this familiar track of thoughts running through my mind…
“Next year, I’m gonna thin the beans better… Be more on top of the weeds… Etc…”

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(Squinchy face)

And so began the Thinking dance

Present… Future… Story… Present…
Present… Future… Story… Present….

(Waltz, anyone?)

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It was my first go at growing dry beans
And from the mold I did learn that spacing DOES make a difference.
And yes, it has been quite rainy this season…
Still,
I’ve got some good information from this one season of trying something new

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I love that about gardening
Experiential learning

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I have no idea what the yield will be.
Time will tell after drying in the greenhouse

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There are two varieties

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Vermont Cranberry

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And Marfax

One of the landowners was out in their garden and she gifted me one of the small Italian squashes – this one goes by the name Tromboncino

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Serious, this is one of the small ones…

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SMALL?!?

Then back out to the garden to pick a few carrots

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(Should’ve taken a bucket with me, but a shirt will do in a pinch…)
A few more sunflower portraits, then off to work

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