Winterizing the Veggie Patch

I woke up one morning a couple of weeks ago, and decided it was time to tackle something I’ve been dreading for quite awhile… After a long summer, during which I more or less let the garden go completely, it was time to do something…

Something… like load up a roll of the FPP’s Homelife 200 and get to work.

And work it was. I shot around a bit first: the hanging basket in the beautiful morning light; the sorry state of the overgrown, late-season veggie patch—we made some mistakes early on, and with Allah’s help, I’ll remember for next year—my darling, adorable wife; the morning light on the apple tree. Then I got to work.

Off came the net, out came the dead stuff, photographs were made, out came the weeds, then off we went to the nursery for some winter veggies: swiss chard, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, a ‘salad mix’ lettuce with red and green leaves, and some sort of lettuce called “drunken lady” or something like that: InshaAllah in a month or three we’ll have a nice salads and roasted veggies, yum. When we got home, I did a last bit of tidying up, raking and turning, and dropped the new, winterized garden in.


I shot this roll on one day in the week of October 2-8, developed and processed in the week of October 9-15, and am posting it today… I have an idea for a weekly roll sort of project, leading up to a 52 rolls in 2017, if Allah wills. Stay tuned. If all goes as hoped, I’ll shoot one week, scan and process the next, and share some the third week for as long as Allah keeps me able to do it. I might switch it up some, shoot a pack of Instax one week instead, maybe rock a few frames of 4×5 too. Stay tuned, if you’re interested.

On the Homelife 200, I’ve shot a couple of rolls of it already, and I’ll try to put together a review sometime in the next few weeks. It’s a decent film, and pretty cheap, really, at ~$2/roll plus shipping. I picked up a few boxes not too long ago, and I may grab a few more, though I really have plenty of film at present.

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