Right now I've got raspberries, blueberries, green beans and pickling cucs coming in almost faster than I can get them harvested and processed. (What the heck do I do with all my time in the winter when I don't have the garden to deal with?)
Today I concentrated on making pickles.
I got ten quarts of dills and eight pints of Bread and Butter pickles made.
These are washed and ready to be sliced for another go round of Bread and Butters tomorrow.
I wanted to get out to pick green beans tonight, but didn't make it. Tomorrow. Gotta get to them tomorrow. I'll have to hit the raspberries and blueberries, too. The berries are easy to process (I'm just freezing them right now) because I've got quite a bit of both flavors of jam left from last year. (Although I don't have but a couple of jars of the Blueberry-Raspberry Jam I make so maybe that should be put on the schedule also.)
The green beans take me a while to pick and then there is the cutting, blanching, packaging and freezing. But as far as a veggie that gives a lot of yield, you can hardly beat beans. (Or is it beet beens? Speaking of beets . . . )
I also have lots of beets that are ready for pickling. Fortunately, they're a little more forgiving than some other veggies and are willing to wait for me to get around to them.
My shell peas are done, done, done. Turns out I'm not going to get that one last picking from them. That's okay 'cause I'd have a hard time squeezing them into the line up right now. So they and the vines from the edible podded peas need to be pulled out.
Yup, I've probably got enough to keep me out of trouble tomorrow. And then some. But I do love all the harvesting and seeing the bounty of summer accumulate. It's a great time of year. (Pant, pant, puff, puff!)
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