While I was outside, using the wood chipper, my daughter was busy dealing with our last summer squash! She made four 750ml jars of refrigerator pickles with most of them. The rest went into a summer squash and tomato soup. I think she actually used canned soup as a base, with the summer squash and … Continue reading Deliciousness
For the past while, we've been harvesting a handful of beans, every couple of days. Just enough for the day's meal, really. It would mostly be the yellow beans, with a few greens, and maybe three or for purple beans. This morning, we had our biggest harvest, yet! It is still mostly yellow beans, but … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: so many beans!
With the blessed rain we've had, our garlic and onions hanging in the canopy tent did not get rained on, but when I checked them this morning, I was concerned about the effect the humidity might have on them. They need cool and dry to cure, but our options were hot and dry, or cool … Continue reading 2021 garden: into the root cellar
Yesterday evening was so lovely out, I spent as much time outside as I could! I took advantage of this to finished up the garlic we harvested some time ago. They have been hanging from the rafters under our gazebo tent to cure. It was not ideal conditions. They should be somewhere cool and dry. … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: first garlic done
Today has been another day of rain and high winds. After today, we're going to be back to high temperatures and sun. My Weather Network is forecasting 37C/99F on Wednesday! I think that must be some kind of typo, because I'm not seeing that anywhere else. The highest I'm finding is on my phone's app, … Continue reading Making things
While I took my husband to the city for his appointment with the pain clinic, I asked my daughters if they could maybe freeze the sunburst squash for me. They did that. With the squash left over after doing a quick pickle! They did a bit of research and found a quick pickling recipe to … Continue reading A bit of a pickle!
During the summer, as my mother's grapes ripened, I gathered them and froze them. I didn't even bag them; just put them in bowls and stuck them in the freezer. We've been nibbling on them, little by little, ever since. 😉 I had originally planned to put them through the juicer, but for the amount … Continue reading Small Batch Grape Jelly
This evening, I headed over to pick some chokecherries. When I got there, I found far fewer than I expected to! The birds are well fed. 😀 Which works out. They eat the stuff I can't reach, and I pick the stuff they have a harder time getting to. The chokecherry trees along the north … Continue reading Gathering Chokecherries