Well we knew it was coming! They are forecasting 30 degree temperatures in Kansas City this coming weekend. We are about 2 hours north of there so we usually expect even colder temperatures here. With a possible frost looming the scramble is on. All that food coming in the back door has to be processed. Lots of washing, peeling and chopping going on in my kitchen. Potatoes were in and out of the pressure cooker all day.
Apples put through the peeler and then chopped into quarters make perfect sized pieces for the dehydrator.
Second load of apples for the week in the dehydrator.
Okra seeds gathered before they can open and spill their valuable contents all over the garden.
Four trays of chopped peppers in the freezer awaiting being vacuum bagged.
Supper presented itself through the back door. Bok Choy fresh from the garden.
Supper of stir fry with chicken strips, Bok Choy, fresh onions, fresh peppers, fresh peas. The only thing not fresh or home grown in this dish is the mushrooms and the sauce.
Add some homemade fried rice and you have a meal with enough left over for lunch the next day.
By the end of the day O Wise One and I are exhausted but Oh what we have accomplished this day.
We were in bed before 9:00 p.m. bone tired and as we snuggle off to sleep what do we hear in the distance. PING! Another jar down and another day on the farm.
By the end of the week I will be ready to nail that back door shut!
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