Aug 1, 2015

Mid-Summer Snowball Effect

 The snowball effect in mid-summer! You know how it goes – you start with twenty pounds of blueberries that need freezing … that leads to cleaning the freezer to see how many are left from last year to find only one little bag. But in the process you come across some frozen “stuff” that really should be used soon, as in now! So you pull out a big bag of broccoli and you make a creamy broccoli soup. Then you move onto some packages of turkey gizzards that are miraculously placed into pickling brine and turkey broth cooked off. Oh wait – that was no miracle -I did that. Fish are thawing in the fridge for tomorrow’s supper. Oh and let’s not forget a couple of bags of rhubarb that were made into bars. Yup, that’s just one example of the snowball effect in mid-summer! And how was your day? 

Jul 25, 2015

The Garden Gate Pics

I can’t believe how much our garden has changed in a single month.  If you stop right here and look at my last posting, you will see for yourself what I’m talking about.

Although some things are very slow, there still is a significant difference. The peas on the trellis are 10 feet tall and producing wonderfully. The globe zucchini is new to our garden this year and we've been enjoying them. The regular zukes are getting there ~ slow but sure. The strawberries have been productive and the bee balm is in full bloom. And this is just part of the garden ... more pics later.