As I enter the final week of the Home Grown Food Challenge it helps to remind myself of the bigger picture. Sure, the challenge is a great way to celebrate the harvest time, but it is also a calculated way to force myself to experience what it’s like to live off of just the food I’m able to grow as well as explore the great local food sources that exist.
That being said, I’m looking for some more meal inspiration. Please challenge me with a meal I can make and I’ll do it for you! Build a Meal
On Fri, we got our first frost of the year, which actually ended up being a harder frost than anticipated. Weather.com had predicted 30 degrees, but when I woke up the next morning the temperature was hovering at 26.
Here are some frosty shots as seen from our porch.
On Friday evening, we ran around harvesting everything we could get our hands on, which included tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and all of our herbs. We even dug up our rosemary and lavender plants to see if they’ll last through the winter indoors. Items that we didn’t want to dig up, such as a few lettuce varieties we have, we just covered with blankets overnight, which actually worked very well.
We’ll be dehydrating herbs like crazy over the next few days.
12 days down, 19 more to go!
If you haven’t pledged yet, there’s still time to eat local for a day or a week.
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