Couple of random things going on today. First:
Adam made a very local pie: he used raspberries and apples right from our yard (via the freezer for several weeks). It is with great sadness that I report we have now eaten all of our frozen raspberries. And it’s only Oct. 24. It’s going to be a long time until July. It was still a pretty great run though. I’ve never eaten that many raspberries in my life.
My mother-in-law found a really great deal on pumpkins near their hometown in central Minnesota and picked us up two giant jack-o-lanterns and 5 really nice little pie pumpkins. So I’m following the advice from the Root Cellaring book and storing them in a cool, dry place. We have a spare bedroom that is just a storage area right now, so we don’t heat it in the winter. It stays about 50-60 in there, so it should be perfect. Not that those jack-o-lanterns need to last long, anyway.