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ODE TO GARDEN 
 
Oct. 4, 2010 12:20 pm 
Updated: Oct. 11, 2010 8:38 pm
Barren, lifeless
Winter white
Gazing
Through frosty glass
Dreams of green
Shooting up
Towards the sun
Warming days
New life growing
Green and yellow
Red and white
Blossoms riotous
Vines and stakes
Summer heat
Water and weed
Harvest
Put away
Empty now
Soon to be
Barren, lifeless
Winter white
 
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Apples!
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Tomatoes, one days picking
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Bell pepper & tiny potatoes
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Comments
Oct. 4, 2010 12:39 pm
Sassy, you have such a way with words and gardening! I have neither.
 
Oct. 4, 2010 12:44 pm
Thanks Dragonfly. I picked the last peppers and butternut yesterday and was just thinking about it all empty again out there. Well, except for the 2 peanut plants, LOL! I did cheat and used a couple of last years pics for the apples, tomatoes, and the snow.
 
Oct. 4, 2010 12:49 pm
awwwe, beautifully said. This time of year is so calming and quiet. Not quite cold weather, but chilly enough to drag out the sweat shirts and snuggle into slippers. It is rainy, cool here today and I am baking between posts-have a great one and put that garden to sleep
 
Oct. 4, 2010 12:53 pm
Yep, I'm done. I tried to pull those peanuts but hubby said leave them. So when they freeze out there....not my fault!! I'm working on those bell peppers, roasted two trays today after pulverizing those hot peppers. No more of that without a face mask! In fact may be no more of that ever. I know where I can buy cayenne.
 
Oct. 4, 2010 1:09 pm
LMAO- I made horseradish paste on Friday, through it in the food prcessor and I know it gets strong when it is pullverizing, but yep got a little too close. Thought I was going to pass out, I think I can still smell like the bionic woman-if her sniffer would have been replaced
 
Oct. 4, 2010 1:30 pm
This sums it up perfectly! I'm looking at my pot of herbs on the deck and will bring them in tonight. I just heard low 40s - brrr!! Chili is on the stove for dinner, too.
 
Oct. 4, 2010 2:02 pm
We sure went from summer to cold in a hurry this year. Nicely written.
 
Oct. 4, 2010 2:11 pm
aaw sassy, it does seem kinda quiet and sad but you just wait til this winter and those veggies and peppers will come back to life in the dead of quiet ------you'll see. good job!!
 
Oct. 4, 2010 4:35 pm
Oh Sassy, you bring good things to life! Love the blog, as usual and the pix are delightful!
 
Oct. 4, 2010 4:55 pm
Thanks everyone. I am glad it is done for now. Come January I'll be sitting in the kitchen looking out the patio door daydreaming about spring and the garden. Time heals all wounds LOL! Every year I say I'm not doing it, let's plant grass. And hubby goes right out there and rototills it up to get it ready.
 
Oct. 4, 2010 10:28 pm
I love your poems! Last Monday it was in the triple digets. Today, we didn't get out of the 60's and it drizzled all day! I love your tomatoes! MMMM Sweet blog SOL:) Thank You:0 Love Ya!
 
Oct. 4, 2010 11:29 pm
You're a poet! Lovely blog my dear Sassy Pants. We're having a lingering summer that seemed to be MIA in June, July, & Aug. Everyones gardens are terribly confused here.
 
Oct. 4, 2010 11:46 pm
AWWWW! You had me at Winter White! God I miss winter...it finally rained here today and got dark and cloudy. Hugs to you SASS for taking me back...love the photos and MAN O MAN could I do damage to those 'maters!!! Hugs!
 
Oct. 5, 2010 7:06 am
Glad you enjoyed my little ditty. Weather is still confused here. Chilly all week and back to hot by Friday. Northwest Ohio, if you don't like the weather, wait 15 minutes!
 
Oct. 5, 2010 7:21 am
You are a poet AND a photographer! Nice blog sassy. I'm so not looking forward to winter, but loving fall. I should live where avocado trees are happy :)
 
Oct. 5, 2010 7:29 am
Those are s-o-m-e apples!!!
 
Oct. 5, 2010 7:31 am
...and I love your ode to gardening!
 
Oct. 5, 2010 7:36 am
Holy tomatoes! That is a lot of tomatoes for one day!! Beautiful words Sassy!
 
Oct. 5, 2010 7:37 am
We could switch LadyS, but it's just as cold where you are as here, if not more so. I like it warm too, but I do like for the seasons to change. Done Florida, don't want to go back, LOL!
 
Oct. 5, 2010 7:38 am
Those are last years tomatoes, but it was just as bad this year. I keep trying not to grow as many. I think they replicate in the garden overnight.
 
Oct. 5, 2010 8:00 am
HA! It takes 15 minutes for the weather to change in Ohio, 10 minutes here, 7 minutes in the summer, and 2 if my clothes is drying on the line
 
Oct. 5, 2010 8:13 am
Hahaha RG! My neighbor still dries on the line. She hates it when hubby is painting something in the garage! He usually gives her fair warning.
 
Oct. 5, 2010 8:26 am
Can I borrow a tomato? Looks like a beautiful crop.
 
Oct. 5, 2010 8:35 am
very very nice sassy!
 
Oct. 5, 2010 8:41 am
Wonderful blog! Those tomatoes and apples look amazing!
 
Oct. 5, 2010 9:19 am
Loved this! Thanks for sharing!
 
Oct. 5, 2010 9:23 am
Whatcha gonna do with them Biggens?
 
Oct. 5, 2010 9:24 am
Apples! Naughty minds:) hee hee
 
Oct. 5, 2010 9:30 am
Great blog,Sassy!!
 
Oct. 5, 2010 9:41 am
Wow Sassy! You guys did great in your garden this year! Beautiful Blog!
 
Oct. 5, 2010 9:41 am
Thanks everyone. I peel, core, slice into salted water and drain. Freezer bag and they are just pure white when they come out of there. I make cooked apples with brown sugar, butter and cinnamon a lot! Been trying my hand at baked (fried)pies, I make cakes and crisps and etc...The golden delicious didn't produce this year. It blossoms at a different time and frost got it this spring.
 
Oct. 5, 2010 10:02 am
This blog is simply lovely.
 
Oct. 5, 2010 11:23 am
LOL Mom! Thanks! Nice punkin you got there.
 
Oct. 5, 2010 5:48 pm
Wow! Makes me want to dig up our big yard and plant a garden in the spring. Reminds me of my parents' garden. Thanks!
 
Oct. 6, 2010 5:50 am
Lovely blog!! Weather is wacky here frost than 80's. I'll have to remember your apple trick sounds easier than canning!
 
Oct. 6, 2010 7:25 am
Beautiful blog - beautiful garden sassy. Thank you for sharing it with us. BTW - I love those little potatoes. Delicious!
 
Oct. 6, 2010 8:55 am
Hubby's potatoes and onions didn't do well this year. He planted them under the peach trees. Not a good spot! He did get bigger ones, a couple of bags full, LOL. I had him bring the little 'uns up so I could roast and fry them up. Tasty! They are Kennibecs. Last years were huge. We compost and it goes back into the garden because it is really sandy here.
 
thyme 
Oct. 6, 2010 11:40 am
Now that poem my day ,rainy & chilly, here in Maine, pulling everything in garden except carrots and chard, 6 chickens this year, adding good compost,
 
Oct. 6, 2010 1:59 pm
WOW! Judging from that picture of yer' maters, you garden like my mom...BIG!!!! Very nice poetry, too.
 
Oct. 6, 2010 2:22 pm
Nice blog.. sometimes I miss the four seasons.. icy roads, frosty plants, wet and cold rains... NOT!
 
Oct. 6, 2010 3:06 pm
ROFLMAO Belles! Make one of those seasons road construction!
 
Oct. 6, 2010 3:12 pm
Hahaha! You're welcome to come down and Winter in Arizona any time. I'd put you up and set you outside with a drink and pair of sunglasses :)
 
Oct. 6, 2010 4:29 pm
My family thinks I'm nuts for taking photos of my homegrown produce. Glad to see others do it too!
 
Oct. 6, 2010 4:55 pm
We take pictures of everything here on the Recipe Buzz, LOL! Belles, if I ever get out that way, I'll take you up on it!
 
Oct. 6, 2010 8:35 pm
just simple, that's me. So ..... thanks! I enjoyed that.
 
Oct. 6, 2010 9:06 pm
YW, simple is good sometimes.
 
Oct. 7, 2010 12:04 pm
my garden is just about done ,I have spuds and rutabagas ,carrots ,beets, turnips,and Brussels sprouts left out there ,I'll have the last salad tonight with supper. I spent yesterday sitting in the sun wrapping green tomatoes with newspaper. Its been fun to walk out in the garden and see whats ripe and plan meals from what I picked. Its just about time to put, her my wonderful garden, to bed for the winter and Im a little sad ,but plans for next year are simmering already
 
andee 
Oct. 7, 2010 1:25 pm
You are certainly very creative. This was a very enjoyable blog. Thanks for sharing.
 
Oct. 7, 2010 8:10 pm
Very well put, thanks for posting!
 
Oct. 8, 2010 5:13 pm
I love your poem.
 
Oct. 8, 2010 8:39 pm
Thanks everyone who came and read my little ditty, I appreciate it!
 
Oct. 9, 2010 12:49 pm
Beautiful crop of tomatoes. Hopefully we will be as successful in our first attempt. Bought tomato and pepper plants today...y'all we live in Florida and the season for us is just beginning. Finally tolerable enough to stay outside for more than ten minutes. Wish us luck!
 
Harold 
Oct. 9, 2010 2:12 pm
Would anyone like my mom's rec for mincemeat? Its been many years since we made it but I still can recall how good and filling it was. If my mom was still living she would have been 100 yrs old this past June.
 
Oct. 11, 2010 9:08 am
I enjoyed reading your posts and I will definitely be looking for your recipes.
 
Oct. 11, 2010 4:59 pm
Lovely, Sass, just lovely! Down here, we are in full spring mode. Buds on all the fruit trees, daffs, tulips and rhodos all in full show.
 
Oct. 11, 2010 8:38 pm
Your Poem says it all Sassy! We've been gone for a week and I came back to my Sunflower's hanging heads. And, my husband cut the pumpkins off the vines today. The garden is now completely harvested. Your photos tell the story of the seasons so well. Wonderful blog!
 
 
 
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I never cooked at home growing up, just seems to come naturally in our family. Good satisfying down home cooking. Love trying out new recipes, and the guys here love it too.
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