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Drinking from a Firehose

August 14, 2012

I’ve been slowly and quite manually “threshing” the stack of rice in Lizzie’s house.

More on the rice later; in the meantime life and more pressing harvests & processing have been standing directly in between me and my rightful claim as the “Rice King” of northwest Georgia.

I found carrots that my garden planning (or lack thereof) had obscured from my view, perhaps planted in the very early spring, or even last winter(?). They are a little knarly but will do well as soup stock components.

Also, a middle of the night monsoon brought a lot of rain over the weekend but also a lot of wind; pepper plants had branches sheared, bean towers pulled hard against their tethers (one has been down twice already, eventually I catch on do something to stabilize them) and tomato cages toppled. This bed of Romas was getting long in the tooth already; the wind actually did me a favor. (The cage has fallen towards the camera from one bed into the next, resting on a tangle of beans and basil.)

Sauces, soups, frozen and oven dried Romas have been the black hole of my “free time” lately; this is among the last of the harvest “peak” for 2012. ( I sure and heck hope so anyway; I have rice to process 😉 .)

That’s all for now; I had to put something up as proof I am still at it……

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Brent Eamer permalink
    August 14, 2012 6:19 am

    Lovely, I am happy I am not the only person overwhelmed. I managed to grow Poblanos up here in Prince Edward Island, ten plants, about ten peppers each. Im a bit stressed about it

    • August 14, 2012 10:28 pm

      My poblanos timed out during the heat but are back on- one plant.

  2. Mrs. Cohutt permalink
    August 14, 2012 7:10 am

    I think the tomatoes are reproducing even after you bring them in……

  3. namastemama permalink
    August 14, 2012 11:21 am

    How many Roma plants do you have? These look awesome. I have puree in the fridge calling my name. Will go start the sauce now, then can it.

    • August 14, 2012 10:31 pm

      Total Romas – I forget actually, maybe 15 or 16 or so. Maybe more? Roma VF will spit out between 80 and 130 each plant.
      That match catches up with me every year since they come ripe in a short window

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