It’s been a long time, my friends. A very busy spring and summer turned into an incredibly busy fall – probably the most insane phase of my life, ever. I drove 3000+ miles in 4 weeks. Not exactly a “green” or “sustainable” lifestyle. Or a sustainable state of mind. But thankfully that phase is coming to an end, and I should be able to share more happenings around the urban homestead again.
Speaking of unsustainable, the end is nigh for our summer garden crops – but they don’t seem to have gotten the memo. The tomatoes are in a race to ripen all their fruits, at the same time that the tops are still growing taller, flowering and setting fruit. The tops of the tomatoes have surpassed the height of the neighbour’s tree branches. And this is all while the lower portions of the plants are succumbing to late-season blight. I was finally able to can up some pasta sauce using our tomatoes, carrots, garlic and onions for the very first time. Pretty awesome stuff.
The peppers are also still growing, and producing the biggest peppers we’ve had all season. That’s not saying too much, though, since I have yet to figure out how to grow full-size bell peppers with decently thick walls. Oh well. We’ve had enough peppers for our purposes all summer, and that’s good enough.
How are things in your corner of the world?