The Honey Bear squash, seeds shared by Ed at Tales From The Mountainside, are the first winter squash to blossom and set fruit. Two little squash have formed so far.
The tallest tomato plant, a Black Cherry, is now at 5'.
As the onions flop, they get hung in the shed to dry. None of these will be weighed for harvest totals until they are trimmed and brought inside. The sizes seem to be quite a bit smaller than the 2011 crop. In 2010 I harvested about 45 pounds, in 2011 I got nearly 49 pounds. So far this year I've brought in 9 pounds, and I doubt there are another forty pounds left.
Son John brought me a metal frame today. He thinks I can make something super neat for the garden. It fits inside one of the raised beds, so I'm thinking the sides can somehow be covered with plastic and used over a winter bed of spinach.
It has a top that attaches by dropping the corner pins into holes in the bottom frame. If I could cover this part with floating row cover, maybe it would allow winter rain to penetrate through to the greens below. Or would it be better to also cover this with clear plastic?
18 hours after mixing up the dough (although it may have been closer to 14 hours).
Shaped and ready to cover to let the dough rest.
Transferred to a floured bowl for rising.
Covered with a towel and rising in a warm place.
After 30 minutes with a lid, then 15 minutes without, I took it out of the oven.
A pretty, rustic loaf, but I think I should have baked it a bit longer.
Of course, we couldn't wait for it to cool before sampling! Mr. Granny gave it a thumbs up.