Today, I went out and started cutting down the asparagus ferns and pulling weeds. It was raining a little, so I did not finish. Tomorrow I will finish pulling weeds and put some compost in the box and some straw to mulch for the winter.
I took a few pictures. I did not make applesauce today, but I took pictures of some of the other that I made before my daughter eats it all.
She loves applesauce. I made one batch plain and the other with cinnamon. I have enough apple jelly, so I will not make anymore of that and it will make the applesauce canning a lot easier and faster. I might make some apple/plum sauce too, but with Thanksgiving, I am not sure when I will get this done.
I decided to make something healthy tonight to go with supper. I thawed some chicken
broth, chopped an onion, minced garlic, chopped some celery, added
dehydrated parsley, thyme, and kale. I thought it was really good and I will have some for lunch tomorrow.
I am going to be out of dehydrated thyme and oregano long before spring, so next year I know I have to start earlier dehydrating these. I have two herb gardens now and they both need a lot of work. The oldest has oregano and several kinds of mint, thyme, chives, sage, and also some flowers. The new herb garden has rhubarb, parsley that I hope comes back next year, a big pretty anise hyssop plant, a lot of mint, thyme, oregano, chives, and I hope the lemon balm returns. I have a couple of different kinds of thyme. Herbs are one thing that I find that are of great value to grow. I cannot get this taste from herbs bought from the store. There is something about cutting the herbs and bringing in and using right then or dehydrating immediately. I am going to expand and improve the herb gardens next year.
I did not really get a lot done today, but I feel like I got some exercise. I was working in the garden for over an hour. Maybe, I can finish the asparagus tomorrow.