At this moment, I have two big stock pots full of stewed chickens cooling on the kitchen table and waiting to be boned. In the last week or so I've been working on using up the last of the birds in the freezer to make room for a new bunch which we'll be butchering shortly.
I have two different batches of cookies mixed up and wanting to be baked. We've been cookie-less around here for a while now and the Cookie Monster (aka Papa Pea) has been dropping strong hints that he sure would like some to be made.
I went out first thing this morning to gather the first big harvest of green peppers. I've already made a big pot of brown rice and defrosted enough ground beef to cook up with the other ingredients to make a whopping big double batch of Stuffed Green Peppers. The peppers are late this year. On August 27th last year, I put the last of our yearly quota in the freezer.
Another two quarts of kimchi are patiently sitting on the kitchen counter while the fermentation process revs up before refrigeration. I have all the ingredients for two more quarts as soon as a couple more cucumbers size up enough to use.
Papa Pea is outside cutting the lawn for the last time this season. It hasn't rained in nearly 24 hours now so he had to jump on the chance to cut down the (nearly) dry grass. This continually wet weather has been a challenge lately for several outside projects.
Okay, rest period over. Someone needs to make me go back into the kitchen and face that lovely mess which, hopefully, I can finish working through before dinner time tonight.
Fall Garden 2017
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