DUCKS for THEE in 2023

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Frost damage only on cucumber leaves and leaves from the one very long pumpkin.
Pumpkins, beans and cucumbers remain unscathed.
No frost predicted for the next 10 days, maybe through Halloween-ween...one "ween."
Haven't peeked to see if ANY of the late planted okra flowered.
I Have a lot of frozen okra from the last 2 years and I very good supply of seeds for 2024.
Just gotta get them out next year in time.
I won't even PEEK to see sweet peppers. They have been swallowed up by turnip leaves, so protected against a frost.
I will harvest them after the next frost and before the first freeze.
 

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Yesterday DH and I helped DD's to make wasted space (top of the landing by stairs to their basement,) into usable.
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They took 3 pieces that they cut off of the precut shelving on the floor to create a 4th "shelf."
Certainly their is much more room in the kitchen now.
 
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I gave this link to middle DD for Christmas.
 

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I would like THIS, too, but I may take 1/2 white kitchen aprons, cut it up and sew harvest pockets in the 2nd, kinda like a LARGE marsupial pouch.
I have kept them for almost 20 years, and, though some folks really use their aprons, I just never got around to it.
They are both white, so bleachable.
I started wearing 2 shirts to do outside chores this year, 1 spaghetti (linguine, really) strap sleeveless, then one of the old men's white undershirts that DH has given me. This has been modest but comfortable as I battled hives earlier this year. The t shirts have stains and holes and are 100% cotton, so they breathe.
I often have had to grab the bottom of the t shirt with my teeth while I pile in tomatoes to bring inside.
MAYBE the design for the apron will be an inner layer with snaps.
We'll see. Probably a mid winter project.
 

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I have seen this, so I look for locally bottled honey.
Especially since I don't use a lot of it.
You know, if it crystalizes, you just microwave it to restore.
 

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I have considered buying mutton from the lady who sold me the lamb last winter.
We have been eating some wonderful "grass fed lamb loin chops." I wonder if the lamb would really be labeled "mutton" if it was old enough!? I've never seen lamb meat labeled as "mutton." I wonder if all of the lamb meat is fairly young lambs in the grocery stores?
 

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I started wearing 2 shirts to do outside chores this year, 1 spaghetti (linguine, really) strap sleeveless, then one of the old men's white undershirts that DH has given me. This has been modest but comfortable as I battled hives earlier this year. The t shirts have stains and holes and are 100% cotton, so they breathe.

i have been wearing long sleeved shirts for many years that we pick up from the budget clothes stores when we wander through. mainly for sun protection because i hate wearing sun screen, but it also keeps the bugs from bugging me.


I often have had to grab the bottom of the t shirt with my teeth while I pile in tomatoes to bring inside.

harvest time means the 4-5 gallon buckets are used. once in a while i do use the shirt as a harvest holder method too, but it depends upon if i have another shirt on under the long-sleeved over shirt or not as those are usually button downs.
 

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