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Friday Favorite: Beets

November 8th, 2013

I love beets, especially when they’re pickled.  It’s a good thing, because I have a ton of them in the back garden.  This row of beets is 3 beets wide and about 60 feet long.  That’s a lot of beets. I’ve been thinning them out for the past month or two, we’ve been roasting them. A few of them have also gone to the pigs, who greedily chomp them down making themselves look like they committed a heinous crime. In fact, one day, I went up to water them after feeding them beets and I thought one was injured and bloody, it was just beet juice.
Not all of them will be pickled, some will be stored in the root cellar for eating, others will be stored for growing leaves for our table during the dark days of February.  The weather is turning colder, while beets will last a while in the garden after the frost comes, they won’t live forever.  These coming weeks will involve lots of pink fingers!

Do you like pickled beets? 

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.