Harvesting when cold's on the way

I couldn't believe it last week when the weather man said it was finally going to freeze. Did he know this time it really was? I am so anxious to get rid of my allergies. Wednesday when our daughter Jenee got off the school bus, we headed out to the garden with lots of plastic groceries bags. We gathered 20 bags of Thompson and Concord grapes. Do we have enough friends? Not. Jenee asked if we could make grape jelly. I reminded her of the year that Grandpa brought over so many grapes and I did make grape jelly. I'll never do that again. I explained in detail as to how much work it was. I have always since told my dad if I'm going to crush grapes, it better be for wine, but I don't like wine.

Next we brought in all the pears and apples. Wednesday last week was so beautiful we decided to barbecue our dinner. We chopped up some red potatoes from the garden, with one onion and some garlic, wrapped it in aluminum foil and put it on the grill. Then Jenee cored the apples and pears and sprinkled cinnamon and sugar on top and folded into foil with a little bit of non-stick spray. Oh my goodness, to die for.

We took zucchini, some sliced onions, sliced tomatoes, a little Italian seasoning and wrapped it in foil. Was this turning out like a dinner you'd invite your neighbors to? If not they'd be jealous when the smelled it cooking.

Last was the corn on the cob. We pulled the husk down, drizzled butter on it and salt and pepper. Then we re-wrapped it in the husk and put it on the grill. There are some advantages to fall, one of them is the last minute harvesting and trying to figure out what to do with all of it. Happy fall.


The coyotes are still howling here at the top of Johnson Lane, and I am talking big time. It's a full moon now, but even before the full moon I hear them a lot all night long. They start down the street where the neighborhood dogs bark for a little while and it seems to be a chain of events. They continue down the street like someone is herding them. Please keep your pets safe, especially your kitty.


Our love and prayers go out to Ruth Posselt who just had her hip replacement surgery done last Monday. Ruth, you are in our prayers every day.

n Lisa Welch is a Johnson Lane resident and can be reached at 267-9350.


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