Work at the Micro Farm this week has been mostly inside. We have been canning more and more pickles and tomatoes. We were able to finish canning the tomatoes, and ended up with a lovely variety of sauces and a few quarts of just tomatoes.
Similar to the week before I harvested all the cucumbers because the vines were withering.
This week we will finish with several batches of pickles and will be done with our garden canning. However, we will still be making jam for a while.
After the cucumbers were harvested I cleaned out the cucumber bed. It was hard to believe how far the vines traveled.
After the cucumber bed was cleaned out. Then I went over to the tomato bed and worked on cleaning it out.
Then all the vines went to the fire ring. The tomato and cucumber vines had some disease and I did not want to add that disease to my compost pile. So I burn it and then use the ashes around the Micro Farm.
Like much of the Northeast we had a frost scare last week. I covered the tenderest of plants.
Fortunately, the frost protection was not needed in this area. It was unseasonably cold but not frost.
There is still growth happening at the Cohocton River Rock Micro Farm. I planted a late crop of rutabaga and cauliflower from seed. Only a few seedlings popped up, and I thought they were the cauliflower plants.
Now I think the plants are rutabagas, and not cauliflower. Keeping better records late in the summer will be a goal for next year.
The plants given to me by a friend are doing well. I am pleased to see the doing so well.
This week promises to be another busy and exciting week around the Micro Farm. The weather forecast this week appears to be a rollcoaster of highs and lows. It appears this fall will be interesting.
What are you busy with? Are you enjoying fall?
Enjoy this season, learn from last season, and look forward to next season.