The (Almost) Last Harvest of 2013

Last Harvest 11What a gorgeous weekend we had up at the cabin, pulling in the last of the harvest for the year. Last Harvest 1

Lovely flowers - still blooming.  Mixing with those tomatoes that are still clinging onto the vine, hoping against hope that soon they will turn that lovely shade of red that begs for us to pick it.

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Warty Pumpkins (not a fan of that name - but yep, they're warty)... They are spooky-cool.  Piles of fall gardening goodies.

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Jer-Bear's pretty excited about his decorative corn.  As he should be.  Pretty, huh?

Last Harvest 5And Cath can't keep up with the Kale.  I think she tried about 30 different variations on the Kale Chips recipes that are out there.  She even started drying them out in her dehydrator and sprinkling them on top of random things... like her soup that I'll be sharing with you soon.   Last Harvest 7

Brussel sprouts!  We weren't sure they were going to do much this year, but low and behold - here they are.  Cuties. Last Harvest 8

Zucchinis, potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers!  So many peppers.

(And another super-cutie.)

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 And the carrots.  Carrots from the garden are just so much better, aren't they?  Amazing.  And it's so much fun for everyone to pick them!

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We did NOT plant any banana squash this year, which is kind of a bummer, if only because they are such a sight to behold.  (Check out last year's crazy-sized banana squash.)  But I think it's fair to say that we're probably 'good' on the squash front.  :)

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Jer-Bear planted 2 plants of each kind of squash - spaghetti squash, acorn squash, hubbard squash, butternut squash, buttercup squash, patty-pan squash, turban squash (not sure what this is?  - Check out this really unique, lovely winter squash), pumpkins–decorative and edible, big and small. Resulting in about 20-30 veggies per plant. Whooboy.

Hope ya'll are ready for some squash recipes, cause THEY'RE COMING.

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