It snowed last night. Not a lot, but enough to make you sit up a little straighter and realize that winter is right around the bend. Summer foods are really and truly gone, and we are enjoying the first of several months of storage crops and preserved items. Our challenge might be over, but we are still pretty dedicated to locavorism. So, are we, as locavores, really ready for winter? Let us take a quick look-see.
We did some canning:
We did some drying:
We did some freezing:
We have storage crops, and are going to get a full share of grain from our grain CSA:
And lastly: we have good cooks and good cookies:
With all of this, and all of the stuff we have put aside that I didn’t/couldn’t show, our deep winter share, winter farmer’s markets and a few more bulk orders of onions, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, and other sundries, we should be fat by the end of winter.
We are not dead yet, but the blog sort of fell off of the radar for a few months. We are going to really try to post once or twice a week from here on. Also, for the sake of storage space on the blog, we might be editing/changing/deleting some things to pare down our space usage. If you look at all of our summer stuff, the pictures are ENORMOUS. We are going to try to cut a lot those down to size over the next few months, so let us know if anything funky happens or a favorite post disappears.
Thanks all! Bring on winter!