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Five Things Friday

Bumper crop of figs

The five little things that made my week…

1. So surprised to see a small bumper crop of figs this late in the season!

Fall strawberry

2. And my first strawberry this fall! (Well, it’s coming.)

Free-ranging chickens

3. Every once in a while I give the chickens free roam of the entire garden, and they always end up under a tree in the mulch, excitedly scratching up grubs, beetles, and other things I’m thankful don’t make it into the house.

Pak choi seedlings

4. Chinese pak choi seedlings reaching for the sun.

Sauerkraut and kimchi fermenting in the kitchen

5. Lots of fermenting going on this week between my sauerkraut and kimchi. With the weather turning, it’s a good time to start strengthening that gut flora!

Linda Ly About Author

I'm a plant lover, passionate road-tripper, and cookbook author whose expert advice and bestselling books have been featured in TIME, Outside, HGTV, and Food & Wine. The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook is my latest book. Garden Betty is where I write about modern homesteading, farm-to-table cooking, and outdoor adventuring — all that encompass a life well-lived outdoors. After all, the secret to a good life is... Read more »


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