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Farm Happenings for Sept 20, 2020

Posted on September 20th, 2020 by Marnie Chown

We had a hard frost this week! On a normal year the first frost date here is in mid October!! 

Our lettuce, kale and chard will all survive a hard frost just fine, but our butternuts are dead! We planted our butternuts late because we were busy making sure everything was staying watered at the end of June, so they were a long shot anyways...good thing my aunt and uncle have lots of squashes for us!!



We gathered a small team of our bubble folks on Saturday and replaced the two layers of plastic on our big greenhouse! It feels AMAZING to check that off our to-do list because it has been on there since May when were received the plastic!! It was tricky and took a lot longer than expected, but we managed to get it on in the end. 

There are still a few hours of work to do, tidying up the edges, putting on the roll-up bars and rope along the sides etc, but the big job of actually pulling the plastic over the ridge without damaging it is done! Woohoo!  



This week we have a LOT of green peppers available because we pulled out all of the plants and harvested whatever was on there (most of which was still green). There are both green bell peppers and green elongated bell peppers. The elongated ones look like this: 



I have been freezing sliced green peppers and using them on pizzas in the winter, so that's what I'll be doing with mine! Here are some recipe ideas for other ways to use them:

 Vegetarian Stuffed Pepper Soup 

 Deconstructed Stuffed Pepper Casserole 




It's definitely soup weather now!! Here are some winner soup recipes:


 Curried Butternut Squash Soup 

  Puréed Winter Squash Soup with Ginger 

  Tomato and Barley Soup