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Well I bought what I hope is the last three cases of pint jars and tomorrow I will do another picking of tomatoes and hopefully get caught up with them finally.
 

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First frost was Monday night. So today I started shutting down the garden. I decided that I will make a small batch of HOT salsa and tomato base. But in the mean time I just gave the neighbor 5 lbs. of tomatoes (still have not picked all of the ripe tomatoes) and Cut down 3 of 16 tomato plants and put a 30lb. box of green tomatoes out by the curb (marked FREE) for the neighbors. Tomorrow I will pick another box for the neighbors, if time permits.
 

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Picked a second 30lb. box of Tomatoes to day and put it out at the curb with the other box. Half way done, 8 out of 16 plants cut down. Will pick again tomorrow, but one of the boxes was picked up today.
 

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Picked a second 30lb. box of Tomatoes to day and put it out at the curb with the other box. Half way done, 8 out of 16 plants cut down. Will pick again tomorrow, but one of the boxes was picked up today.
It looks like you're ready for the big tomato fight held in Spain if memory serves me.
 

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It looks like you're ready for the big tomato fight held in Spain if memory serves me.
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The bottom two boxes are from the last 8 plants. I kept about 10 lbs. to make some HOT salsa and fill the last few spaces for tomato base.

Those 4 boxes are about 100 lbs. of tomatoes.

Update. By sundown this evening there was only about 1/2 of the second box that I put out left.
 
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The last of the chili peppers.
The poblanos and Anthems have all been processed for drying to make Chili Powder.
The Thai I will take to the Local Asian market and see if they will buy what is left. I took 50 of the red ones to make "HOT SALSA". I tried the tip of two of them with no seeds and my lips are still numb from the heat.
 

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The Asian Market gave me $7 in store credit for the chilis, so I got The Oyster Sause and Fish sauce I needed.

Came home and finished canning the Salsa and Tomato Base. Then went out to the garden and finished shutting it down. Thanks to the Crows my Hopi Corn crop did not produce very well this year. Because of the reseeding I did not get a lot of mature ears, but I did get some "Baby corn" that I am going to try to can.

The pumpkins did not do very well either. I am hoping that if I leave them off the vine sitting in the sun for a few days that they will ripen more. They are all partial green and orange.

Either way except for processing what Corn and Pumpkins I did get. The garden is done for the year.

Thank you Plants and Creator for my food for the winter.
 

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Cleaned the little corn ears and wound up throwing most of them out because the cob part was just to big. However, I opened up a jar of the Bread & Butter pickle juice I saved and put them into that. I just put the jar into the back of the refrigerator and will let it sit for a week or two and will use them next time I make a stir fry.
 

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Well the joy of living in the NW is that the fall is never consistent. The issue with raising Hopi sweet meal corn is that we do not get the long hot heat for two month that dries the ears out. So here in a wet fall I have to improvise to dry the corn to get it to release from the cob.

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