Sunday, December 27, 2009

Let us not forget our bounty

We can't ring in the new year without bragging a bit about our bountiful garden. It's truly amazing the way the Lord can bless you with just a little desire to grow a garden. If only more than Birch enjoyed eating it up. Actually there are a few things that the rest of us enjoy but the majority is eaten by Birch or given away.

We had lemon boy/ little sunrise orange/roma tomatoes, basil, green beans, sugar snap peas, red/green/yellow peppers, butternut and delicata squash, garlic, onions, watermelon, lemon cucumbers, burpless cucumbers, cantaloupe, carrots, rosemary, thyme, and pumpkins.
Chloe "riding" the prize watermelon.
One happy gardener!
As a family we picked 300 pounds of white flesh peaches and then Birch and I canned 57 quart jars. Earlier in the season we picked TONS of Queen's Ann cherries which we ate and pitted to freeze for winter smoothies.
I think we picked near 300 pounds of apples. Most of them we have given away or eaten. I do have several boxes in the garage that are still waiting to be made into applesauce.
Our pumpkins weren't as huge as in years past but we had enough for the whole family.
Chloe LOVED the little sunrise tomatoes. You could often find her in the garden shoving them into her little face.
Nate was very proud of his choice of pumpkin. I've got a couple of pumpkins in the garage waiting to be made into pumpkin bread and pie.

We feel so blessed to live in an area that has such a long growing season and to have had so many opportunities for cheap or free produce. Come visit us next summer and I'll make you a mean salsa!


emily a. said...

Sounds like we'll show up just in time for some of your salsa! I can't wait.

Matt said...

Still jealous!

Keri_B said...

I love your salsa!! Thanks for always sharing with us!