Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Super Septic Sucking Service Success

Late last evening, just as we were lugging in the bounty from the re-tired garden, we heard the septic sucker truck crawling up the driveway. Excellent timing as: (a) The tank was full to over flowing and (b) Today it's raining cats and dogs. A couple of phrases you don't want to hear from your friendly sucking service: (1) "This is the worst one I have ever seen." and (2) " We'll see if I can get it out- I just don't know.."Fortunatly, with the help of our rather high water pressure, and a couple of dozen flushes, to say nothing of a giant vacuum on a Kenworth truck--it all came out. Right down to bare fiberglass tank. Whew! what a releif. I didn't fancy digging up a full septic tank. Just a shitty situation. One more "before snow" job complete.

Earlier, well practically all day, we spent in the garden. Harvesting Spuds, Beets, Kohlrabi, 'Nips and some carrots. We put some lids on tires of Spinach and Chard, which are still growing. We also have a tire of lettuce that is still prolific. Amazing when you think it's been hovering around freezing for the last couple of days.

Here I am striking an picturesque pose waiting for the photographer to join me. Which didn't happen. It could have been a classic farm picture.

The cows in the back ground came running over when they saw us in the garden. About an hour after this the owners came up on horseback and sent them home via the pipeline trail.
We were amazed to see these strawberries trying to make a go of it. Nothing like strawberries in October.

We also decided to dig up the horseradish. What to do with it? I tried one idea but it didn't seem like a good long term storage solution.

Then we took a couple of the roots into the kitchen, shredded them and added a little vinegar. The trick being not to let the grated horseradish sit more than a minute or so before adding the vinegar or it can get quite hot. Delicious on some local cold beef slices. We won't be buying any Horseradish for a while.

It's overcast, raining and zero today. But we don't see any snow on the mountains across the way. The electric furnace has been running fairly constantly, burning up money. Time to switch to wood but I want to clean the chimney first.

I am off to help a friend wire up an addition. Which usually means spending the day on my back in a crawl space. Catch you later..

1 comment:

Carol Browne said...

My idea - horserasish pillows. Very practical, no?