The Second Week In August

What a change in the weather, it is much cooler and quite autumnal.   We’ve had  the tail end of the storm ‘Bertha’ and the winds have been really high, but thankfully there haven’t been too many casualties, only a corn, but the cob was big enough to eat.  The windfalls are coming thick and fast, I thought they were early, but looking back to last year, they were falling at this time too.  Now to decide what to do with them to keep them….I might try making some apple leather, freeze some, apple cider vinegar and chutney.

Windfalls in August

There are lots of beans at the Permaculture project, so I’ve been drying them and will store them in jars for winter. I’ve cut, blanched and frozen the runner beans.

how to dry beans

Blanching Green Beans

There is a lot of cutting back to be done now and I’m also getting ready to plant winter crops.  I’m trying to decide whether to stock up with more winter annuals or wait and get the perennial edibles in next spring…


Mom of 3, keeper of mad collies and chickens, in search of lost perennial veg and into all thing permaculture. Writer, thinker and blogger. Maker of WordPress websites and internet geek.

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