The sky looked very much like rain this morning when we got up, so even before faces were washed or coffee was consumed (yes, we both were quite stunning, you can bet) we grabbed bowls and went out to the blueberry patch to harvest the ripe berries. We got a little over six and a half pounds of the blue gems picked before the rain drops started falling on our heads.
Back inside I sat down for some work cleaning and sorting them. I kept two cups out fresh for a Blueberry Cream pie "someone" in this house requested for tomorrow. Also a container for fresh eating in the next couple of days went into the refridge.
Smooshed up four quarts for a batch of jam (which just came out of the canner), and put the rest in the freezer.
Remember last year when my green pepper plants kept dying one after another? I never did figure out what was killing them, but as a result I managed to get only four and a half (some must have had to eat peanut butter and jelly that night) servings of Stuffed Green Peppers in the freezer. Well, this year the pepper plants are hale and hardy and are producing their little hearts out so I made a double batch of stuffed peppers yesterday, and another one today.
When the batch from today is frozen solid and wrapped for storage, we'll have thirty meals worth. To which my dear husband said, "You will make more yet, won't you?" 'Tis one of his favorite dinners, and he would eat it a couple of times a week with no complaint.
I just took this pic while standing on the back porch looking across the yard. (The rain is still coming down steadily and is so very, very welcome.) See those orange leaves just to the upper right of center? They are on a little scrub bush we call a Moose Maple up here, and it's always the first to turn color when we start moving toward fall.
Best of all, the rain has arrived with dropped temperatures and it feels so good! Bring it on, I'm ready to be able to snuggle in bed at night with the covers up to my chinny-chin-chin!
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