Squash, Squash and More Squash

September 27, 2019

We had a successful harvest on Tuesday, harvesting close to 450 pounds of squash. Almost a quarter ton!  Half of the crop that went to the Clyde Food Bank along with 25 pounds of peppers.  The other half was donated to Bellevue Fish and Loaves last Wednesday.  A big thanks goes to Donna and Francesca (an Italian High School Foreign exchange student), Bernadette Fergusen, Bob Beck and Tom Schmidt (who had a scale to weigh everything) for helping with the harvest.  

We've also started prepping the herb garden for the changes we are making next year, where we turn half of the herb garden into a butterfly garden.  Next week will be our final garden committee meeting of the year. I should have most of the plans in place for next year, and a final produce report.  I’m trying to get everything done early so that everyone (including myself) can have a quiet peaceful holiday season.  Growing up, the contest in my family was to get the crops out by Thanksgiving, otherwise dad had to harvest on the holiday.  We still had to feed the animals on Thanksgiving, but it was nice to sit down with family and relax for a day.

The air is getting cooler and there is a hint of autumn in the air which is a pleasant feeling for me this year.

Thank you all for your help and support,

Patti Keller, RD, LD, CDE