Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Year of Increased Self-Sufficiency.

This year, more than ever before, we took advantage of our natural resources here in Scenery Hill. We harvested blackberries and raspberries in the spring, apples in the summer and gathered dead or downed wood to use as firewood. Our little garden yielded a healthy crop of tomatoes--six varieties--as well as potatoes, peppers, and corn. Our deck container garden gave us even more tomatoes and a season-long supply of basil, mint, tarragon, parsley, and chives.

Last weekend I spent part of a day splitting some of the wood I had harvested, and accumulated a good supply of apple, cherry, and elm wood. Hard work but tremendously rewarding.

1 comment:

James E. Moran said...

Hey Dennis,

Great photos, as always. I liked the green tomatoes the best. But cutting firewood rewarding? I suppose if you count aches and pains as your reward! But at least you'll be warm. I liked the firewood photo. I just don't see myself splitting wood, but then you always were more macho.