Saturday, October 25

Saturday Farm Photo:
A Different Kind of Autumn Color

Courtesy of the Kitchen Garden

A year of Farm Photos ago:
10/16/07: A Beautiful Autumn Scene (it's the donkey)
10/19/07: New Face in the Cat Cabin
10/21/07: A Flash of Brilliance
10/25/07: Absolute Autumn

Two years ago:
10/18/06: My Little Girl is Growing Up
10/19/06: High Wire Act
10/23/06: Patchy Cat on the Old Porch
10/24/06: There's That Distracting Sky Again
10/25/06: I Get This Look A Lot

Three years ago:
10/22/05: So Brief, So Beautiful
10/22/05: Farm Cats Rescue Themselves
10/23/05: Flaunt It While You've Got It
10/23/05: Are You Smiling Yet?

And out of the October kitchen came:
Easy Little Chocolate Babycakes
Whole Grain Cottage Cheese Sandwich Bread
Factory Tours & Fiesta Cottage Cheese Veggie Dip
Fresh Tomato & Basil Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread
Quick & Easy Garden Gazpacho
Homemade Tomato Vegetable Juice

© Copyright 2008, the award-winning blog where we've past our official October 15th frost date without any frost, though we often get frost even earlier since we're tucked down in this little valley. Colder weather is headed our way, and while the majority of our green tomatoes are already safely in the pantry (some will turn red on their own and the rest are headed for a batch of my salsa-like green tomato relish), we couldn't help trying for a few more vine-ripened red—and orange!—ones (the ones ripened off the vine won't have anywhere near as much flavor). Thanks to floating row covers and old bedsheets we toss over the plants at night, we're still enjoying a few more—and oh how we're savoring each one. Update: Okay, so between the time I wrote this last night and woke up this morning, the farm has been completely covered with frost. Tonight we'll have the last BLTs of the season for dinner (made with bacon from the locally raised hog we had butchered this summer and served on toasted homemade bread) while the woodstove keeps us toasty warm. What a delicious contradiction!


  1. Your pic of the bowl of tomatoes alomst, kind of, gives me nightmares! I had a glut of them and being it was my 1st year with a garden I was at a loss with what to do. I'm the girl that moved from Alaska to Wisconson and I had asked you some questions and you where so kind and e-mailed me back.
    Thanks. I am enjoying my new life here in WI

  2. I'm right there with you. I just pulled out the last of the tomato plants a couple of days ago. I now have no less than three vessels holding tomatoes in various stages of ripeness. I'm still having a hard time believing that once these are gone, I really won't have fresh tomatoes until July.

    Good thing I have 39 quarts of canned ones to tide me over . . .

  3. I will be thinking of you eating BLT's today - your own tomatoes, homemade bread and locally raised bacon - WOW! (isn't practically everything better with bacon? Actually, I think everything is better with homemade bread!)

    Love the pix of the tomatoes - your bounty is beautiful!

  4. Looks like a batch of tomato's I have sitting in the kitchen calling my name to do something with it before they all go bad! Your lambs are oh so adorable!! I just want to crawl up in that blue tub and lay betoween them. Sooo sweet.

  5. Ohh, bacon! I'm not sure what else you said. Enjoy.

  6. I'm hoping to get at least one tomato off my experimental container garden - squash plants have lots of flowers, already harvesting bok choy and tomatoes have lots of blossoms - don't know if anything will mature but we are looking at another 10 days or so frost free. Amazing what a couple of hundred miles can do. That BLT is truly food fit for a King - I love bacon and adding tomato with REAL bread - OH BABY . whew - glad you are cozy and warm

  7. I love BLT's! Sounds so good!! Our tomatoes did not have a great season this year which makes me so envious of your harvest!

  8. My husband and I just made a double batch of your green tomato relish and love it! Thanks for sharing. We got tons of green tomatoes from our CSA and were glad to have this good recipe to use them in. Thanks again for sending me that lamb flyer. We're looking forward to getting our lamb in a couple weeks.

  9. *sigh* Our tomatoes just ran out yesterday here in California.


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