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The hectic holidays are calming down! The seasonal activities like studying seed catalogs, carpentry, skiing and such, as well as koji and miso making are back on the agenda.

First out is a standard rice miso.

With a little jar of experimental thyme tamari. That is – the remaining miso mix with added water and dryed thyme.

The last miso for this year is a standard rice miso.

2021 has been a very good year! Especially with regards to the gardening, fermenting and marketing. Even our health has been better than usuall with the exception of a few close calls. Altho the news of the world is unsettling, it’s been fine around here.

Sometimes I get the notion that Miso has wonder working properties.

The freezing weather has eased, but now stand in sniw/rain slush at Fyris Torg farmers market. But it is the last time for this year. It’s been a very good year.

Today we have three kinds of pumpkin pie, apple cake with saffron, 6 kinds of miso, fermented vegetables and a few pumpkins.

After this we go into hybernation. Do some skiing, carpentry, and a few special deliveries until we start again at Fyris in March.

More frost coming, så I think it’s time to pick all the rest of the pumpkins that are ripe or almost ripe.

These are from the compost area. Bigger and more variety.

And these are more of the hybrid Hokkori. Smaller snd tastier.

Still there are a lot more to pick. It’s good we have more storage space in the basement.

Actually we had to have it cut down, because it was leaning precariously towards the house, before it falls.

The ’Tree picker’ came with a big truck equipted with a remote control crane, saw and grip.

Swish, swish, swish and it was down in a couple of hours. All that was left was a tall stump and a pile of branches and debris.

I thought it would be traumatic – our favorite tree – but we managed quite well. It looks pretty good already and opened up a whole new space.

It’s warm again, but a few days ago it got cold and we had 2 frosty nights. I covered a few things and saved them for Indian summer. The pumpkin plants didn’t make it. No big deal, they were big and ripe anyway.

It’s going to be an early start at winter digging this year.

Bastard pumpkins are taking over the compost area. Seeds from thrown-away hybrid pumpkins germinate and thrive and produce a lot of odd pumpkins. Altho they are not true to form or flavor, they are often good enough for any dish, and great for pies.

After a week and a half vacation to the old homestead in northern Sweden foraging – picking cloudberries etc.

We are home agian. I can meditate watching the garden ripen.

And do some harvesting, weeding and digging in the meantime.

Just starting to ripen.