Sunday, August 28, 2022

pickles are a pantry item that should never be depleted.

I told myself earlier this year, that this year would be about using up all my pantry goodies.   So I did not pickle any asparagus, didn't plan on making any berry jam or jelly, and then August came.   Hubby asked if I'd help a friend can pickles, so I said sure!   Well, that didn't pan our but as I looked in my pantry I realized that I only had one jar left.   A friend gifted me a quart and the bug was caught!   25 lb special mix box from Schuh Farms, plus some from our garden should last us the year.  
I love pickled spears, they are so tasty and I can a jar all by myself!

Cheers to home canned goodies that taste so much better than anything from a grocery store.

Timers up, last batch is done.
Enjoy the bounty of the season. 

 Next up, apples.

Monday, August 15, 2022

summer 2022

It's almost gumbo party time.  The first tomato is ripening, the leaves are starting to turn,  and the heat is staying into the wee hours of the night.

Mt favorite time of summer, the end of August.   It brings to mind harvest season,  county fairs, crisp mornings, spectacular sunrises, and the fruit in the vine.   Soon I'll be picking apples and grapes, relishing in their sweetness, all the while jotting notes on what grew well in the garden this year.

Not much.

Seriously it's been a strange year.  Too cold and wet, then some seeds didn't germinate well.   Then the heat didn't come and things were stunted.   

But that's life on the farm.   There are no guarantees,  but you must remain hopeful.  If you didn't have hope, you'd be living in a Condo somewhere in the concrete jungle.

Me?  I'm going to savor some fresh picked berries, be thankful that my time loves my greenhouse, and keep watching the corn grow.

Gumbo party is here, we can't wait to share some pictures of our event!