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dried green seeded squash. two lots (left five containers) Lot 2021-02 and (two right containers) Lot 2021-04. each container was the seeds from an individual squash and they were all fairly small (as intended) as a bit bigger than softball size and one was about half as big again.

the lighter green seeds came from a squash that wasn't as fully developed, the seeds may or may not be viable (only one way to find out :) ).

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How's your gardening group going? I'd love to see new interest in growing one's own food, on a positive level. Do you all delve into food preservation methods at all?

it is not growing at all. this past meeting was two of us. it is ok. i will keep doing it as long as i can. that is my own goal for it to keep showing up and being the community resource i am and to let others figure it out or not as their own wills are involved. i'm not a cheerleader type of person. i'm steady, dependable and available. that's all i'm going to be. :)

in the meantime i keep on doing the seed saving stuff i've always been doing. every time i go to a meeting i arrive early and check the seed library for things that i need to restock if i have them available and i work on my own stuff that i will bring with me so i'm not wasting time no matter what happens or who attends.

we did sit and talk for an hour and then she left to do other things and i stayed and did some quick skimming of a book and did a few other seed sorting tasks i brought with me for just such a time.

as winter gets going it will be harder for me to want to go out that day but i'll stick with it as long as i'm able.

i consider three people to be the core members and two of us are pretty regular.

there is the seed swap coming up next year so that will be the focus of a lot of my efforts for the next few months (getting ready for that), plus i have some seeds i need to get together to send back to the person i've grown them for in the next few weeks... perhaps we can do a more local seed swap but i'm not sure i'll have the time or energy for that right now.
 

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there has been an owl outside hooting for the past hour or two (at least). i'm always glad to hear them because that means perhaps they're getting some mice. :)
 

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all gardens inside the fenced area are now put up for winter so i'm left with half a garden outside the fence to finish up sometime before winter sets in for good if i can get to it. weather is mixed and rainy this week and chances of freezing and snow again. we'll see how it goes... :)
 
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