I know all of us with gardens are in the same boat right now what with our harvests coming in lickety-split. It's what we all plan and wait for all season, but wouldn't it be better if we had a few more hours in each day and perhaps two more people to help?
Not to complain, that's for sure, but good-golly-Miss Molly, is it a busy time!
Yesterday I picked these green peppers that I'll use to make Stuffed Green Peppers for the freezer. Not good timing as my To Do List is already out of control, but the plants are bearing so heavily that several of them are listing at a 45° angle with the weight of the fruit. These will have to wait a couple of days in my spare refrigerator before being processed.
Papa Pea helped me pick the last of the green and yellow beans yesterday. There are still beans growing on the vines, but with this last picking I'll have an ample quota already put by. Why is it that everybody is eager to accept extra strawberries or blueberries, but not so much beans?
Speaking of berries, we're getting more blueberries this year than we expected. We're in the blueberry patch filling our bowls nearly every other day now. And there are still lots of green and pink developing berries on the bushes that, hopefully, will turn deep, dark blue yet.
In my notes from last year, on August 1st I wrote that our slicing cucumbers were producing like crazy. This year, all we currently see are some developing flowers. How different the seasons can be.
Yesterday while checking out my Asian Lilies, dear daughter spotted this teeny-tiny frog (I didn't know they came this small!) perched on a lily petal. She snapped this photo before the little creature moved on to further adventures.
I wonder what month it will be when I finally get around to processing all those strawberries, blueberries and haskap berries waiting in the freezer? No doubt after the apple harvest and all the planned on jars of applesauce are lined up on the pantry shelf!