Here Is Some Of What We Grow

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    We cleaned out our "big" greenhouse this morning. It has been down to at or near freezing (at night ) for over a week now, and my wife is tiring of us having to go over and start a fire in the stove every night to ward off the cold. We moved some basil and one eggplant over to the "new" smaller greenhouse that has automatic heat in it. As the weather gets colder, we will move or harvest that greenhouse as well since it is too expensive to heat it all winter. Some of the herbs will get moved into the greenhouse that is attached to the house and kept there until it too gets counterproductive, at which time most everything will get harvested and processed in some way for the long winter. We still have stuff in the gardens, too, but my wife has promised two of the grandsons that they could help dig potatoes and such, as their family didn't grow much of a garden this year and they are out moose hunting with the family until this weekend. We are hoping to go for a day trip tomorrow through a mountain pass before the snow makes it difficult. No snow here yet, but you never know....
     
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    Oooohhh enjoy your trip tomorrow @Don Alaska . Through the mountain pass... sounds like something from a movie... ''don't go cussin' yer horses too loud ya hear... you don't want no avalanche!!
     
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    Sounds like something from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. If I get any good pictures, I will try to post them. We have several mountain passes nearby, and some are closed in winter.
     
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    Thanks, @Holly Saunders!
     
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    The Chilkoot Trail!
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    Yeah, can you imagine walking that and having to carry 1000 pounds (I think) to the top. It took several trips to the top to get the amount of supplies required by Canada for entry over the Chilkoot. Eventually, they put in a railroad and all that was relieved. It was called the Golden Staircase.
     
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    @Yvonne Smith and others who are interested in exotic greens, here is where I find some of what we grow. I have linked o the recipe page, but this is the oldest Asian seed company in the U.S. I think, started around 1907 or so. The recipe pages are good for the pickled greens that were mentioned in another thread, but there are sevral good recipes here if you are interested in Asian fresh food.:
    https://www.kitazawaseed.com/recipes.html
     
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