Sunday, October 05, 2008

A Rainy Day in October

The Chicago sky is shedding tears over the Cubs being booted out of their rightful path to the world series which pretty much the whole city--at least the north side--felt was destined in the year that marked 100 years since their last world series win.

Defeat in Wrigleyville but Victory in the organic garden--still going strong after these many months. I've been true to my pledge not to go to the grocery store for the month of August and have continued to stay away through the entire month of September and thus far into October-- only supplementing my supplies with what I buy at the farmer's market--mostly bread, cheese, corn and peaches. Our local farmer's market is over for the season on October 10. Unless, there is a frost, I see my garden going strong longer than that. I had a cold frame construted for one of my raised beds that will extend the season for my herbs and serve as a birthing place for my garlic.

I am still harvesting swiss chard, leeks, carrots, onions, lettuce, okra, cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes, several varieties of peppers, celery and all kinds of herbs and edible flowers. The tears for the Cubs are producing a series of produce and flavors that are out of this world.