This is the last week of show and tell on kinderGARDEN Thursdays. Next Thursday is the judging of the final post, which is to be the best of the last 23 weeks. Ohhhh, the pressure to write up a really good post! (It talks about it in this weeks The Inadvertent Farmer.) But we aren't there yet, so let's see what Matthew and I did this week.
I learned to can last weekend! My relative, Lorri and I made applesauce, apple butter, and apple jelly. Yum! We used 3 bags of apples and I left a fourth bag for her mom. Then I visited my Auntie, who wanted the last bag for crockpot applesauce. Since the week before I had picked everything you could get from the ground, up I had to go. Dad and Matthew raised me way up in the air, in the bucket of the loader tractor, to pick another 2 bags. That's the last of the apples I can reach for the fall. 8 bags total. Since Monday, I've made crockpot apple butter and apple sauce so that we can save our canned goodies till deep in the winter.
I checked on the garden at Dad's house. We have turnips going to town. The pumpkin vines look good, but we won't get any pumpkins this year. Sigh.
We noticed Dad has a tomato bush covered in 17 pear tomatoes finally! The Brandywine even has a few. I was so disappointed that mine own didn't have any, especially since the 2nd tomato rotted on the vine.
But our purple green beans keep going strong.
And then I noticed them next to the beans. 2 Cream Sausage babies.
And next to them, 3 Black Pineapple babies! Maybe we might have a handful of tomatoes before frost after all. I'm overjoyed!
The weather has been so fall like lately that yesterday Matthew and I went to the local nursery and looked at mums for the front porch and pumpkins. Truly, I think he wanted one of very color (and I did too), but for now we brought home his favorite. He is impatient to get this little guy turned into a jack-o-lantern. But he'll have to wait a bit. After all, it's only September...