Stuffed and Thankful — Knuckle Down News, Week 16

I hope everyone was able to get out for a good walk this weekend, the turning leaves are truly lovely this year. Our little family climbed up the tower at the nearby Sager Conservation area and even Max made it all the way to the top on his own two feet! If you are in the area and haven’t checked it out yet, I highly recommend it, it is a short walk for an impressive view.

Today the sun is a little less present and I am wishing for some finger warming gloves that I can harvest in, I still haven’t found anything that does the trick! Brrrr

This weekend I am also trying to finish clearing out some field tomatoes so that I can get that garlic in.

Next weekend is looking like it might be nice weather for planting, so if anyone is interested in joining me for a little garlic planting party on Saturday or Sunday I am happy to trade garlic for helping hands. If you think you might be available, let me know so we can coordinate a time!

More and more of the garden is being put to bed with storage crops in storage and only the cold hardiest left standing in the field. But we can’t survive on Kale alone, so over the next few weeks I will be experimenting with a few different micro-greens and shoots to add a little interest to your shares.

This week I will be sending along the sweet potatoes. They have been curing for a week so should hopefully be a little sweeter now, but you can leave them in a warm place for a few days if you want to be sure. They are lots of funny shapes and sizes and colours and not many look like your standard sweet potato, but I am excited to share me first harvest with you.

— Jenny

 

This Weeks Share:

  • Peppers
  • Black or Red Kale
  • Arugula or Spicy Greens
  • Cabbage
  • Green Onions
  • Tomatoes (probably the last of them)
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Herbs

 

Gazing out over the Trent Valley from the Sager Tower

Peas in a pot