I took five baskets down to the refrigerator in the barn. I filled the fridge -- All the drawers and two buckets full to the brim -- and I still have a tree with a lot more apples. I see more apple pie and applesauce in my future.
Next I turned my attention to the vegetable garden. I harvested the last of the tomatoes and then pulled out the plants.
|Tomatoes for me|
|Tomatoes for the chickens.|
The chickens were quite pleased with the bounty.
After pulling out the plants, I covered the planter bed with a thick layer of composted horse manure. I dug it in, turning the soil deeply with a spade, and then planted it with garlic and beets.