Things are getting busy!
This past weekend we hosted a family-neighborhood picnic (with a couple of overnight guests) so we were super busy – but NOT in the garden. Putting up food was put on hold. Getting in the garden had to wait.
But the garden waits for no one, as you shall see! 🙂
An Abundance of Cucumbers on My Counter Right Now
And a zucchini from my Dad’s garden. 😀
Every weekend from now until the end of the growing season, we will need to be in the garden and in the kitchen. Even weeknights – like last night – will probably find at least one of us cleaning veggies, chopping, canning, or freezing.
Sweet Pickle Chunks
No rest for the happy gardener! Last night after Mr. Gordon came home from his day job (he works both from home and also goes into the office once or twice a week), he rolled up his sleeves and went to (home)work on putting up some of the huge cucumbers he found hiding in the garden. Mr. Gordon bases his recipe on the one fund here:
My mother loves these. I think she puts them on… mashed potatoes. 😉 Hey, whatever floats your boat!
The little jar of Dilly Beans is a gift from our niece Abbey. She brought it as a house-warming gift this past weekend. (She’s a sweetie!) I’m thinking of diving into them for a taste this weekend.
And we’re making more tonight! 😀
It’s usually a race between us and the little critters for the tomatoes. As much as I’d like to fully ripen the tomatoes on the vine, we just can’t always do that. Too risky. It’s actually a mouse problem. We’ve seen them. *sigh*
And more coming…
We have big weekend plans. We need to get into those tomato plants – find out what might be ready to pick, harvest more beets and carrots, and we have SO MUCH celery. I have no idea what we are going to do with it all!
Then there are the radishes…. the corn… the potatoes… Yes, this weekend will be VERY busy!
How about YOURS?