We feel like squirrels, preparing our larder for the coming winter.
The autumn Mandan Bride corn is ready for grinding (or just admiring):
Even some of the Tiger Eye beans are dried--and almost as lovely as the corn:
Our backyard is tiny, so the corn and beans we managed to grow are really very little more than symbolic. But I am over the moon that we can have our mostly-vegan friends over for an all-garden-grown feast, complete with homegrown protein. I'm thinking about hosting them for Sukkot, the Jewish harvest festival and probably my favorite holiday, when we build a little shelter in the backyard and eat our meals in the midst of our plenty.
How exciting! I can't wait to pick delicato squash, dig our potatoes, and harvest the amaranth!