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Yesterday my husband brought in a bowl full of peas from the garden. We shelled them and they became a part of our dinner! I was beginning to wonder whether we would harvest any before the first frost of the year. I guess that is one advantage of having rain or very cloudy days in that it acts as a blanket and keeps the temperature a bit warmer. It has already gotten down to 38 degrees a couple times recently.
In addition to having peas with dinner, I also sliced a couple zucchini from the garden and added some onions, organic celery, and crimini mushrooms to the skillet and blended the cooked foods together. It was a bit strange, but it all got eaten anyway. I fixed some small steaks to go with the dinner.
I will be bringing some lettuce pots into the solarium very soon so we can continue eating fresh salads this winter. This is the first year I’ve grown lettuces in pots. It has worked very well. I also grew Chinese cabbages and Brussels sprouts in pots, but the Brussels sprouts didn’t do well. It was just too cold. I’m still waiting for the broccoli and kohlrabi to produce, but they are in the ground. The spinach is doing okay, but the Swiss chard is doing very well, as is the kale.
The tomato plants have quite a few green tomatoes on them and hopefully they will ripen as the lettuces continue to grow. I have full spectrum lights in the solarium, too. The temperature is set at 60 degrees, but I may have to increase that. The cucumber plants failed this year because the solarium at 60 degrees just wasn’t warm enough and there weren’t enough sunny days to really heat things up in there.
My husband did surprise me a couple times this week with a bowlful of fresh, succulent raspberries. They tasted so good. I didn’t think we had any raspberry bushes left after the chickens got through with them, but there were some tangled up with one of my Alaskan wild rose bushes. It was such a nice surprise.
I took a package of salmon out for dinner tonight, but it will be for tomorrow instead. We wound up having quick sandwiches in place of dinner. We’ll probably do some grazing as we get hungry tonight. Everybody was hungry at 4 and eating then really does mess up a regular dinner. My husband doesn’t like to eat past 6 p.m. and the twins eat on and off until the wee early hours of the day. Fortunately we have some mighty good food that is easily put together for when they get hungry. Plus, there are always plenty of mostly organic fruits and fruit juices.
Last week we were finally able to walk outside when it wasn’t rainy. We walked around the neighborhood several times over a few days. It was just over a mile, but it was a nice walk. Somehow, I managed to bruise the outside of my knee, so I haven’t walked there for a couple days. Today, my knee is feeling a bit better. If the rain will stay away, we should be able to continue our walks tomorrow. My husband has gone by himself, which I am glad he has done. Walking is so good for us, but I am also such a fair-weather person that I don’t go out in inclement weather. That is why we have the stores. I did walk at the store today. And, the rebounder is used when nobody is around!!!
Anyway, have a great day. Till next time…