Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Autumnal garden

Ripped out the dead basil, saving what seed I can for next year. The tomatoes and beans are dead as well. Also got some Spanish black radish seed pods, more of those to come. The Portuguese kale and Swiss chard are delicious, sweetened by the frost. The peas are still going, hopefully we will get some peas off them before winter tightens its grip

Monday, October 28, 2013

Last tomato

With the cold snap, this is the last tomato of the season...

It was good, too. Fully ripened on the vine

Thursday, October 24, 2013

It's frosty

Low temp last night of 31

The growing season is getting old, though the kale should be sweeter now

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Shaving horse 3

I don't know why but I like to reassemble the log after its split. I guess to see where each piece came from when it was still in the log

Shaving horse, 2

Here at the log site I've split it into manageable chunks, to get it back to the workshop, across the river there.

This is the only dry path... Yikes!

Shaving horse

The river brought me a shaving horse. It's right here inside this log...

I just have to coax it out, with wedge and froe

Friday, October 18, 2013


Wild strawberries have invaded my patch. So now I have nice examples of wild, alpine and modern all mixed in. The problem with this is the wild ones have no flavor

Both the wild and the modern put out runners, in the modern the leaves are bigger and the runners fleshier, the runners on the wild are thin like wires. The leaves in the wild though are very similar to the alpine. So great care must be taken to not remove the wanted strawberries