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Monday, September 26, 2011

Harvest Time

Harvest time for the gnomes
Gnomes in the garden

There is a touch of Fall here in Whimsical Woods. The days are getting shorter and the sound of migrating Canadian Geese are often heard above. To our little gnome friends’ delight, now is the time to fill their root cellars for the winter. We have a plentiful supply of potatoes, onions, beets, carrots, garlic, apples and beans. All are favored by the gnomes. As soon as the rain comes, the forest floor will be covered with large fresh mushrooms. As the gnomes don’t eat meat, they look to high protein garden foods and certain types of plants. Put out a little peanut butter a night and look what happens to it. That, along with suet, have got to be a big hit with those night hunters. They do not overlook bee honey either, which is a big treat for them. They use it in their cooking and for making a very popular fermented beverage. It stores very well for those long winter months.

Busy harvest times these days in Whimsical Woods garden. Winter is coming. Some say we are still waiting for summer, but that’s how it can be here in the Pacific Northwest. All is well in our woods.

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