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Walleyes

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How Was The Garden.
« on: September 06, 2018, 02:29:13 PM »
Momma and I put the garden to bed today, have a heck of a haul this year. It was a tad on the dryer side around our place this year but I was able to keep it watered well with the dug out. So with the heat and water when it needed we produced a real nice crop. Bin is over full with huge crisp spuds, momma has all her canning done and we have a few bags of carrots left over to keep in e crisper over the winter, dills are all done and man we ate cucumbers this summer lol, we ended up throwing so many out today when we pulled the plants. Tomatos out the yang again, not sure what we are going to do with all them. Momma makes lots of homemade salsa for the kids and friends so she'll make use of them. All in all a real nice producing garden this year.

How did everyone else make out this year ?
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2018, 05:55:34 PM »
Small world today was garden out day. In Okotoks ..Big salsa pots
 going as I peck ...
   We have had a few minor frosts ....and as yes dear hunts now
    have to make hay when the sun shines .
    Big raspberry crop .....went and picked pails of black currants .
     Hoping for some big Canada hunts .....got the sausages all planned
      out. I'm definitely a fall guy .
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2018, 06:04:04 PM »
Well  :-\ we started the spring on the new place with high hopes of getting a new garden in, even got the soil ready. Then between doing the drive way, seeding grass, building a shed, and fencing for the mules. No garden :(. But the new place is covered with Saskatoon so we did up, jam, syrup and froze a few bages. Neighbors gave us a bit so we will have a few jars to tease us this winter. Silver lining a bit I guess. Good for you on your harvest Walleyes.

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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2018, 06:09:17 PM »
So goose sausage and black currant jam for breakfast, what time.?  :) keep in mined Iím 3 hours away.

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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2018, 06:38:28 PM »
Next year you'll have the garden back in action lever.

We had Rasberries like crazy this year to, momma made some beautiful jam for us. And we froze quite a few bags she'll have to make deserts with through out the winter.


You made me think of Pemican Lever has anyone ever heard of a modern day version of the Native classic.
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2018, 07:14:26 PM »
I just watched a show the other night and they where making Pemmican. Thought to myself, I should do that one night in the tent on a cold November hunt. Maybe we have an expert with advise on here.

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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2018, 01:37:23 PM »

The spuds are little scabby this year ???. I grew them where there was a cattle barn once upon a time. I'm told too much alkaline in the soil causes that.


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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2018, 04:08:23 PM »
I had two loads of aged manure thrown in ours 4 years back and dealt with the same issue lynx,, we still have some scaring but it's getting better. Our white spuds were clean this year but the reds still had some scaring. The meat inside is still fine but they definitely need peeling.
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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2018, 05:26:28 PM »
We don't have a garden but I did stick two tomato plants in the flower bed.

There's some tomatoes there but I think we are going to run out of nice weather before they are ripe.

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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2018, 06:37:51 PM »
Fried green tomatoes, best ting in the world. They even made a move about them. Well never seen the movie so it might not be about tomatoes? :o.

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« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2018, 07:24:06 PM »
Most of our larger tomatoes are green as well Sonny no biggy just lay them out on a table some place they'll ripen up.
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