Our squash plants are shriveling as they tend to do when colder weather arrives, and the thinking leaves are uncovering a good amount of acorn squash and pumpkins. The watermelons have finally reached a stage where we can harvest, and the next few days will see the kids knocking on our neighbors' doors with our excess.

The tomatoes are still coming in strong, with another harvest planned for today or tomorrow, with a saucing session soon to follow. In other news, Wendie will be writing up a series of homestead recipes with the idea that these will be complied in an e-book eventually as an offering for our readers. Lots going on, and more to come!


winter compost bin
Preparing Your Compost Bin for Winter

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RedNeck ColdFrame

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Lisa L Lombardo said…
Thanks so much for the feature! They are very easy to build :) You don't even need duct tape!
Laurie Cover said…
Cool features!

And I can’t believe you’re already putting up pictures is SNOW! We can’t skip Fall! But it is wise to look ahead!!!

Thank you for hosting the link-up!

deb said…
Thank you so much for the invite! Off to look around ♥