I think this is going to be photo heavy. We have been canning, preserving, and gardening. My youngest and I canned Bing cherries yesterday. She pulled the stems and sorted while I washed them, filled jars, and processed. We did 14 quarts and froze the rest (9 lbs frozen?) A total of 36 lbs. Oh ya. I made a pie too. I think I prefer pie cherries for that but the family liked it.
Sugar snap peas have been abundant and long lasting this year due to our cooler and wetter conditions. We have eaten them until everyone is complaining, sold some, froze 20lbs, and given some away to family.
Potatoes are going great guns. The reds are popping out of the top of the soil and many of them are huge. The vines are still going so I don't feel like I can quite harvest them yet but I have pulled a few here and there for a couple meals. They are great. I am a little concerned that with all the rain they may not store well.
|These were great roasted with garlic|
Beans are coming along and I have high hopes for them. Tomatoes not so much. Maybe some green tomato relish. I haven't got but one ripe tomato this year. Just too cold. I'm glad I didn't plant corn.
Last year I submitted a photo of one of our baby ducks fresh out of the shipping box to the dept. of Ag for a photo contest. see it here It was placed on the first inside page so this year I submitted four more photos. Let me know what you think.