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Preservation station

Seed saving

At this time of year, the garden moves inside and spreads out across all flat surfaces.  Seeds are fermenting or drying, to be eaten or planted.  Tomatoes from the vines I've deemed too Peaches and
seedsblighted are ripening on a table, and so are the first few peaches from our late-fruiting tree. 

I can't quite remember where I did all this work before we had a porch and moved our summer dining outside.  Actually, I've used up half of the picnic table, too, for curing warty summer squash before we smash them open and rip out the seeds.

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I have the same experience with farm stuff taking over inside. We're working on a designated room for food processing and pantry. Originally we intended to use an old camper trailer that my husband's dad just moved out of, but that didn't work out so we'll probably be building something.
Comment by Sara Thu Aug 8 08:55:47 2013
Our seed saving happens a lot on the vine. I just leave stuff there until after a frost or two, then start getting organized little bits at a time. The stripping and labeling and storing happen on the one dining table we have in the house, so whatever organized saving I do has to happen between mealtimes, after harvest and canning season. Oh, to have one of those old fashioned farm kitchens with the big tables, butcher block and counter space. And a wood burning stove. [A girl can wish...]
Comment by Robin E. Thu Aug 8 13:42:43 2013

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