Thursday, November 1, 2007

A cold and frosty morning--now with pics!

On Monday morning it did freeze; our thermometer showed a low temperature of 28 degrees. The frost sure did look pretty, but it did in the peppers and tomatoes. Dad hunted around and found a tomato and a couple peppers that were covered by leaves enough to not be damaged, but the plants are dead now.
Hardier cole crops were not damaged, like this Savoy (or curly) cabbage. Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, dill, lettuce, and all the squash, gourds, pumpkins, etc. that we brought inside are still ok, also. Dad is still sorting through all the tomatoes that he picked before frost and picking out the ripened ones to sell at market.
Last evening while waiting for trick-or-treaters to come (all 10 of them, plus a dog) mom and I worked on creating a web page ( with instructions for making pumpkin pie from a pie pumpkin. I would like to point out that even though things have slowed down, she has not recently made a pie; the pictures are from last Thanksgiving. That's one of the nice things about squash--it stores a long time so we get to cook with it, something there's not enough time for with summer vegetables.