Winter paid a visit to Kentucky this week. It got very cold here. Parts of Kentucky even saw snow flurries this week. Thankfully, lol, we didn’t! This morning when we got up it was 16 degrees on our back porch!
So before the cold weather hit, we brought it some more of the harvest. I picked what was left of the oregano and basil and put it in the dehydrator.
I’ve had my Snackmaster Dehydrator for close to 20 years now. It still works great. I really need more than three trays, though!
I had to bring all the plants into the house this week, too. The pineapple is in front of the window and the spider plant and fuschia are on the table. Along with the three pumpkins that grew in our compost pile this year. Those will be processed soon and frozen for lots of pies. 🙂 The little planter on the left has an oregano plant and a basil plant that I brought in for the winter. The jar on the left has the oregano from the dehydrator above, and the quart jar on the right has the basil that I dehydrated this summer. Minus what I already used. lol
Then, the plants and pumpkins had to move aside to make room for the apples! We had a bumper crop of apples this year! This is my dining room table. Most of it has two layers of apples.
And then, in the kitchen, are more apples! Not pictured are the red delicious and golden delicious apples that were dehydrated. I have about 4 quart jars of those. I sampled one, and they are so good! Needless to say, I’ll be very busy the next week or so processing these apples. Oh, did I mention that we already canned 39 quarts of applesauce this summer?! I’m going to work on the apple jelly and apple butter first. Then after I have enough of those, if I still have apples left, ha ha, I’ll make more applesauce. I made apple cider a couple of years ago, and I would like to make a some again this year. I’ll also be dehydrated some of these to be used in oatmeal, cooking, and for eating as is. I’m not sure what kind of apples these are, as the trees were already here when we moved in.
The big pot above has the passion flower that I brought in for the winter. It will be moved into the dining room in front of the window. The mandevilla is in the living room. lol Waiting to be repotted and moved into the dining room, too. Yes, eating in our dining room in the winter is like eating in a jungle. lol But it gets the best light.
All we have left outside is 4 heads of cabbage in the garden still. It’s pretty hardy, so we spent our time getting in the apples that would have been ruined by the freeze.
Am I the only one who waited till the last minute to bring in the harvest? lol