Frost predicted tonight. Such as life in October. I should have a few more half pints of tomato sauce that I can process this morning. I also have a few plums that are cooked down. Not sure if I’ll make plum sauce, butter, or jelly. We’ll see what I feel like making when I’m done with the tomato sauce. I picked raspberries yesterday so I’ll see about freezing a bunch and then probably make a small batch of raspberry jam. I only picked about five pounds so not too much.
I will hopefully get to cleaning up the garden today as well. I have sick tomato plants that need pulled and burned and edging that needs moved. I’ll probably dig some potatoes too. That will pretty much wrap up my garden this year. A few more onions to take care of and then I’ll be done. Kind of a sad year in the garden. Good thing there is always next year.
With our Eat Local Challenge I’m hoping to work that into a season of eating local not just a month. With that thought on my mind I will have to work the garden a lot better next season. This year I just didn’t have it in me. Strange since I usually use my garden as a retreat from the rest of the world. Maybe that is why. I wasn’t all that involved in the rest of the world so I didn’t need the retreat as much.
I’d better get going on my day. I’ve put the tomato sauce and plums off long enough.