Late summer greetings! Here’s a peek at our harvest: modest, but delicious. The strawberry plants are 10+ years old, while the black raspberries and trailing blackberries are finally voluminous enough to create handfuls of fruit with plenty remaining for the busy birds. (Salmonberries and thimbleberries have a few years to go yet, but they are getting bigger.)
Oh, and remember that lingering compost pile? At long last I completed its relocation mid-April, providing me two clean slates for future veggie production. Here’s how the new beds looked in April; today they are filled with flowers, bees, and birds.
In place of the compost now sits a big load of firewood logs, appropriated by chipmunks for their summer home. Cold weather work is not far ahead for us forest folk.
For those enjoying the autumn harvests, here are three recipes from previous postings at AppleJade:
Zucchini Bread & Bake: Fun things to do with your zucchini
Carrot Cake: Carrot Cake à la Cold Frame
This week I’m heading to the White Center community in Seattle to interview grocers and enjoy the local cuisine. Delicious updates to follow!