Monday, October 8, 2012

10-8-12

Ahhh.  Another week. 

I think it will be a very good one, too.  Today was such a lovely day.  Janet and I spent the morning cleaning up and harvesting what's left in the garden.  There will be lots of tasty vegetables for several dinners!  The wonderful Italian plums are ripe, so I tried a new recipe for plumb cobbler.  I also dug up some potatoes, but after 30 minutes or so of trying to dig through the weeds and coming up with only a very few golf-ball-cherry sized potatoes, I decided maybe the project is not worth the effort.  At least we will have some seed potatoes for next year.  And if we get very desperate for potatoes, we can always dig them up later (Hopefully we won't be digging though snow ;-)

I also started reading a really good book called "The Winter Harvest Handbook"  So far it has been a very good read, he makes some points that are both helpful and interesting.  I'm very excited about being able to grow some veggies during the winter.  



Beautiful sunflowers this year!!!



The garden doesn't look very impressive this time of year...but it has been a very good season!  Everything is really starting to dry up now.  It hasn't had a drip of water in months!  We're about out of water up here on the hill.  Looks like rain is in the forcast for the end of the week though! 


We harvested lots of tomatoes...I forgot to get a picture of all the beautiful red ones.  These green ones will make great relish or pickles...or something!
A few of the cows
That little calf was born several weeks ago
Plum cobbler!

 Ingredients:
3 pounds fresh plums, pitted, quartered, about 5 cups
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup butter, melted
Preparation:
Combine plums and brown sugar, stirring well to blend. Pour into a buttered 11 1/2x7 1/2 inch baking dish. Sift together the flour, granulated sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Add the beaten egg, stirring lightly with fork until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle mixture evenly over the plums then drizzle with the melted butter. Bake plum crumble at 375° for 40 to 45 minutes, or until lightly browned. Serve warm with whipped topping or ice cream.

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