Spent part of the day taking down the summer garden, and preparing rows for this year’s garlic, shallots and leeks, while gathering and snacking on stray fruits and vegetables – a few tomatoes here, a tomatillo there, a bit of a cucumber, and these figs:
I plan to broil them on toast, topped with some delicious cheese. The pomegranate tree really put in a good effort this season, producing three or four market-sized fruits. I’ve got about a dozen other pomegranates around, some in the first and second food forest plots, some in the garden proper. In six or seven years I hope to be bathing daily in pomegranate juice.
In other news, all five of the hibaku (A-bombed trees – you can read about them here) seedlings lived through the summer. Three are hackberry, two gingko, and all will eventually be planted out in the forest.
Fall really arrived in a definitive way this year, and so I’m hurrying to get all of the end-of-season chores done before the weather turns wet and cold. Steve the chimney sweep is quite sure that this will be an epic winter, and I have no reason to doubt him!