The end of summer is the time that I tend to reflect on all I didn't do during the growing season or all the things I should have done differently. I didn't can anything. I didn't make freezer jam. I feel like I fell short.
This was also our first year in many that we weren't part of a CSA. The farm we were using stopped their program. My plan was to go to the farmers market and stock up with the money we would have spent on the subscription. The truth is, that didn't happen. There is just no substitute for having fresh veggies delivered to your door. We will definitely be searching for a new farm for next year.
I did purchase a basic notebook to keep gardening notes in, tracking what I planted and where - what worked and what didn't. Hopefully this will help me remember from season to season.
In the meantime, I am saving a bit of summer by:
|Baking and pureeing butternut squash and pumpkins for freezing. These are future pies.|
|drying mint for tea|