Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A year later, nearly

It is October 2, 2013 Into fall harvest and I have been thinking of blogging food again. Actually this has been on my mind all summer, well on and off my mind.

Right now I am in the midst of dehydrating much. Loaded and drying are tomatoes, pears, bananas(price down on organic), calendula flowers and will be loading up with some herbs today.

The herb garden needs to be moved. Some of it, or most of it. It doesn't get that eastern morning sun. Seems a number of the plants do best with morning sun. I am in the process of boosting Jesse's strawberry patch. This entails taking most of the plants out, cultivating the soil, adding manure and replanting. Some of the plants will go to new ground. Possibly the strawberry patch will be moved further west as well. The house here blocks the morning sun from nurturing a good chunk of the garden.

Mr. Sammy Samcee Cat. He is one of the kittens from the 7 month ago litter of Wiz(a resident feral calico cat). Cats, cripes, they just keep having babies. Up to 5 litters a year and up to 7 kittens in a litter. Oh this cat chatter does connect with food and the garden. I was digging up a couple plants of potatoes yesterday and Sammy wanted in on the fun. His fun was-- when I removed a shovel of earth he would jump in and sprawl himself in the dirt. Flopping about and staring up at me all pleased with himself and me for providing this amazing hole of luxury for HIM. So I moved to another plant and he just followed right along. I got that part of his fun was doing it with me. How sweet is that! Potatoes did get dug. Sammy is one funny cat. A number of the cats here follow me about the yard. The Mother- Wiz, Sammy, Maggie and Bebies 2(the last 2 kittens needing a home). Mostly the babies hang around their sleeping area yet. One of the kittens may be adopted out today. Emil says when I find my own place and move on the cats- Wiz, Sammy, Maggie and any kittens left will have to go with me since I am their human. hahahaha Emil.

Well that's it for now. Next time I will try and focus more on food. I remember a dog we took in at the farm, years ago, Sadie; she would pick beans with me. She ate everything she picked though. I find it humorous and endearing when the animals like to do the same activities.

1:45 pm and I thought of eating so I did.

! banana sliced into a bowl, added pear cut into likewise chunks, raw sesame tahini- I made using brown sesame seeds, 3 black mission figs cut into small pieces and half a raw brownie- they are small-- I crumble them and add them on top of the other ingredients, oh and I add 3 brazil nuts chopped chunky. I tell you, this is fresh, sparkly in my gut and to eat repeatedly tasty!