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Friday, September 21, 2012

Farm Fresh Friday #20

Welcome to
Farm Fresh Friday!

 FRESH veggie season
is coming to an end here on the prairie...

Tuesday morning,
EARLY morning
(around 1:30 a.m.)
the temps dropped below freezing....

when we went out to the garden
around 7 a.m.
there was 
on the pumpkins!!

We took precautions 
and put sheets over some of 
the tomato and pepper plants
and luckily
the frost
was not severe enough to harm them!

So we were pardoned
by Mother Nature herself
and granted one more week
of gardening...

We have several jalapeno
plants still loaded with peppers
so we decided to make
some chipolte!!

Sall experimented Saturday...

On the smoker,
was a slab of baby back ribs
and jalapenos....

We bought a small package
of fresh raspberries...

he cooked the raspberries, a little vinegar,
some sugar, and a few chipoltes
real slow until he got just 
the right thickness

this sauce is wonderful drizzled
over a half of jalapeno pepper
filled with cream cheese and topped with a chunk of bacon...
Bake the filled peppers until the bacon is cooked,
then drizzle the raspberry chipolte sauce over the top
mmmm, spicy - sweet - salty - 
all melded together with cream cheese...
it's fantastic!!

While Sall was smoking ribs and peppers
and watching football,
I was busy decorating with 
the pumpkins and gourds 
we purchased from the 
roadside melon stand.

When you're ready to start
your Fall Decorating,
the first place to stop
is Larson's Melon Stand!!

They have everything you need 
for a proper
Fall country display!

Pumpkins GALORE....

Gourds of all sizes and colors....

I love shopping for unusual pumpkins
and I always have to buy gourds
for my indoor and outdoor decoration...

This year we went all the way
to Mitchell (home of the world's only corn palace)
and stopped at one of the city's garden centers

 They had some beautiful
colored corn
just like you find
in the artwork covering
the Corn Palace!

the mums were colorful too....

 picking out the
perfect pumpkin
from rows of home-grown
South Dakota pumpkins
is no easy task
should not be taken lightly!

Some would say
I take my fall decorating
too seriously...

but, those loafers
just don't appreciate
fall like I do!

Happy Pumpkin Hunting!

Please share whatever you're
harvesting with us this week!!

This is a place to share all things FRESH,
 homemade and/or home-grown.
There is no rule that it has to be made by you or grown by you,
just the fact that it was 
hand made or grown by somebody
and not mass-produced or imported from Timmbucktu is good enough for us!!

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Sall’s Country Life


Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Beautiful pumkin photos!! Wishing I lived around the corner from you!! Would love to be having frost on our pumkins!!! Wonderful country life!!

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos . We haven't had frost yet but it has been very chilly in the mornings and fresh . I was out early this morning to capture the last day of summers sunrise . We had a very dry summer and now are to have quite a rainy fall apparently as the weekend is to be raining on and off ! I am slowly pulling out my summer flowers that are all done now and enjoying the fall plants that have bloomed ! Have a wonderful day !

Beth Edwards said...

gorgeous views. wow .. i love all the fall colors. (:

Lynne said...

Fabulous photos . . . I love the bright orange, flat like pumpkin/gourd in the last two photos. I too like "different!"

Ribs and rasberry chipotle sauce sounds like an invite for us all . . . my oh my does that sound good!

Anonymous said...


The chipotles on the grill look great!

barb said...

Hey you beat me to Larson's! I suppose you got the
Prize? I wish September could last half the year.

Nancy Claeys said...

I think it's too early to shop for pumpkins here --- but I will get one for Halloween. :)

Suzy said...

Beautiful fall photos!...who would have thought of putting berries and peppers together? Sometimes the strangest combo turns out to be the best!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful bevy of fall bounty! :)

love that fence shot, too!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful pumpkins. Love the last photo! I need to get some pumpkins and gourds for decorating.

Buttons said...

Oh your bounty looks beautiful. B

Kelsey Homolka said...

what awesome pictures and what a great crop! i unfortuntely didnt get a pumpkin or gord crop in this year but looks like you're doing great! i'm doing a special shout out to my followers on my blog here soon. stay tuned and thanks for following me!

Ruby and Arthur said...

Your phtots are always such a treat! I love the pumpkins in the blue pickup. Jean