After digging the sweet potatoes and protecting the cabbage and radishes Saturday, we opened the gate between the main garden and the chicken garden to let the girls roam. Such happiness! So excited by the wood sorrel growing just inside the garden gate, it was a full five minutes before
Happy October! While the days are shorter and the leaves are changing color, the temperature says summer. The temperature Sunday reached 92F/33.3C, shattering the record of 87F/30.5C from 1897. It was also the hottest day ever recorded in October, breaking the record of 90F/32C from October 3, 1997 and October
The Autumnal Equinox happened early Saturday morning, but James and I celebrated Friday evening. Good thing too since he got the new COVID vaccine Friday afternoon and by Friday night wasn’t feeling great. He spent a large part of Saturday alternating between sleeping and walking around in a don’t-feel-very-well funk.
It turns out making a sourdough culture during the pandemic was the gateway to fun with fermentation. Tilda, my sourdough, is 3 1/2 years old now and going strong. We make sourdough discard waffles every Sunday—So delicious! From sourdough we moved on to sauerkraut. James has always been a sauerkraut