Harvest time has come!
Most of you will know that I love to garden and plant beautiful flowers! However, this time of year can be just as rewarding as we bring in all the produce – especially before frost hits.
The kids and I picked as many pears as we could, then shook the tree to get the rest down. Unconventional, but it works.
This little guy thought he had finally attained “big boy” status . . . since he could carry a full bucket of pears all by himself.
He is blissfully ignorant that he is still my baby.
My plum picker got tired.
We have one pear tree and four plum trees that we love to use up! The early apples are over with, but we still have two late apple trees that should be ready to pick within a month or so.
Most of these plums will be halved and then placed on the dehydrator. We love dried sweet plums!
These are my cabbages and green peppers! The peppers were supposed to be either yellow, orange, or red. But it looks like they won’t have time to change colors before frost hits. So we are enjoying them green.
These cabbages are so much fun! I picked seven of them and gave about three away. One got shredded up and put in the refrigerator to eat in salads and stir fries. Another one got made into sauerkraut and the last two are awaiting consumption in the basement!
My children don’t understand when my head pops up among the tomato plants and I can’t help exclaiming how it feels like Christmas! I’m considered slightly crazy at that point.
I had picked one full box of red tomatoes and put them into salsa the other week. Now on Saturday we picked another full box and hope to get one more batch of salsa done up tomorrow! Then we will move on to pizza sauce . . .
These little babies will ferment in my basement for six weeks.
I consider myself truly blessed to have the space to plant and maintain a garden. My children may not understand this crazy mom of theirs . . . but I am happiest when I’m on my knees in the dirt. We each have our happy places. That is one of mine!
Have a great week!