In Minnesota today…

We have snow.


Two and a half wet, fluffy inches so far.

As Little Man noted, “doesn’t God know it’s fall right now?” Admittedly, our weather has been a bit mixed up. It felt like summer all through September, we’ve had a couple of weeks of fall weather and here it is snowing. But supposedly we’ll be back to 60 this weekend….

This was Saturday morning:

Note the sheets? The Skeptic’s last ditch effort to save his tomatoes. Obviously it didn’t work! He brought in all the green tomatoes and is insisting we do something with them. Suggestions other that the typical fried green tomatoes?

And inside today???? I think I’m in trouble…



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11 responses to “In Minnesota today…

  1. Gwyneth

    Green tomato jelly or chutney or salsa. Good luck.

  2. Good morning! Delurking to say that I enjoy reading about your knitting/fiber/parenting adventures and to add a suggestion. Last year, I brought all of my green tomatoes inside and layered them in a plastic bin, about 6 inches deep (you could probably use a cardboard box too as long as it isn’t too deep). In between layers, I used a few sheets of newspaper. I checked them every few days and they all ripened within a few weeks.

    I had heard that we were supposed to get 2-4 inches of snow today also, but maybe it’s staying farther south. That’s fine, I still have plenty of leaves to rake.

  3. Crazy, isn’t it?! Good luck surviving the day….. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Jeanne

    Fried green tomatoes! Yum! Sorry. No other suggestions.

  5. In the UK we make green tomato chutney – we ALWAYS have half a ton of unripe tomatoes come September!

  6. First, let me say that those are adorable (I’m assuming) jammies!

    Secondly, I can’t believe how wet this snow is! Too bad it won’t last. Will it?

    Also, I have a book called Pickles and Relishes. It has recipes for Green Tomato Mincemeat, Green Tomato Mincemeat without Meat, Gladys’ Old-Fashioned Green Tomato Mincemeat with Suet, Green Tomato Crock Pickles, Easy Green Tomato Dill pickles, Sweet Green Wheels, Sweet Pickle Slices, Green Tomato Relish with Honey, Sweet Green Tomato Relish, Keeping the Harvest Piccalilli, regular Piccalilli, Pennsylvania Chow-Chow, Virginia Relish, and the list goes ON. There are instructions with each recipe on how to can it, too.

    Hope this helps!

  7. Holy crap, snow already? Stay warm! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Looks like you’ve got a little busy-pants on your hands there!
    Guess we might be trick-or-treating in our snow pants this year, huh??

  9. This is always amusing to me, everyone getting winter at the time Alaska usually gets winter and then wondering what’s up. It reminds me just exactly how messed up my perception of winter is. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Clearly he is able to reach that yarn on the banister… this is no good…

  10. missscarlett

    Ack! How can that be???
    Snow in October?
    I feel for you.

  11. I have some climbers too, and we have an iron spiral staircase… I’ve had more than one nervous moment (per day for the last 8 yrs…)

    Happy knitting-

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