It’s quickly becoming my favorite time of year. The gardens and farmers markets are overflowing with their bounty, almost everything is fresh and in season, the days are becoming comfortable – not yet crisp, but not too hot. Time to preserve and make preparations for the winter.
The freezer down in the basement (shop) is almost completely stocked with goodness to keep me going well into next year!
I promised “more about this later” during my shop tour... so here it is.
I’ve read somewhere that it’s a good idea to freeze wood to make sure you keep any nasty foreign bugs away. Of course this pertained to imported handicrafts, but it still makes sense to me – especially where I have a lot of found and scavenged wood, as well as nearly half a fridge full of goodies from Texas (thanks Rob and BSB!) where admittedly there were Texas sized critters eyeballing my wares.
Shortly, I’ll be clearing out this lot, to put down some real food, (but that’s another blog) For now, that’s a ton (ok, literally 65 pounds) of Red Eucalyptus on the top shelf,
Ebony logs below, with a little Osage Orange and Juniper. All from TX. Below that is some local (NH) oak, maple and cherry rescued from the firewood pile. The door is filled up with Mesquite, pen blanks and such.
Oh what to do with it all???