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We’ve had some sunlight this week for a change. So far, we have not had a frost and the garden is continuing go to grow and produce. There a just tiny little Brussels sprouts on all six plants, the broccoli has small florets, the kohl rabi is beginning to thicken, and the peas have pods slowly filling with growing peas. If it doesn’t cloud over soon, we may get a frost tonight. Clouds act as a blanket and keeps warmer temperatures around us.
I added many quart sized bags of greens to the freezer again this week. First, we did put up some peas, and then beets and beet greens. My husband found a site on the internet that said parsnip greens are edible, so I put up just one package to give it a try. If we like them, then next year I’ll know to put some up. In the meantime, the chickens had a feast. Because is has been so cool this summer, the parsnips were very small. We had them with dinner last night.
The raspberry bushes have continued to produce and raspberries have gone into smoothies, on cereal, and sometimes just eaten. Even the strawberries are still trying to produce. See, it just isn’t time for winter, yet. But, the trees are beginning to turn to golden and that says winter is coming soon. The freeze won’t hold off very much longer.
Last night’s dinner was so good. I roasted a turkey and steamed some sweet potatoes. Then I parboiled the parsnips in turkey broth. I know that is a lot of starch for one meal, but I really needed to use up the parsnips and because they were so small, we didn’t have enough of them for a meal. In addition, I fixed a salad with a variety of our homegrown, organic lettuces and spinach. To those I added some onion, tomatoes, and celery. It was a good meal.
After church today, my husband and I went to our favorite restaurant. It has been closed for a couple weeks while grandparents came to visit. We felt as though we’ve been on withdrawal. So, today I had halibut and a salad. My husband, an A, ate a turkey sandwich and a salad. It was good and I did not have to make any of it.
Our twins will be 21 in just a couple days. Time has flown by. These are our babies. Now, they are grown men. It really wasn’t all that long ago that they were chasing bugs all over the neighborhood or fishing in a big mud puddle. Raising twins was an up and down experience; quite different from raising just one baby at a time. But, we have all made it to this point in our lives.
I noticed tonight that the ravens have returned. That is another sure sign that winter is on the way. The days are noticeably shorter now than just a month ago. And, when we left this morning the unmistakable feeling of fall was in the air.
The past couple weeks I’ve spent time on a chat room visiting with some really nice people who are all interested in health matters. I have really enjoyed that. Several years ago I went to a chat room and everybody was just rude and catty. It is so nice to find a place to express opinions and give helpful information. I know I’ve told many about the blood type diet and how helpful it has been to me. My husband is now following it, too. AND, my son-in-law is going to get his blood typed so he can follow it, too. That is just wonderful!
Also, I’ve been studying my new EFT (emotional freedom techniques) DVD’s and learning much more about how our emotions affect our health. Nutrition is paramount. But, our emotional issues and fears from the past have such an impact on our general health and many people just don’t realize it.
Well, this is about all for this week. Hope yours is a good one. Take care. Till later……