|'Gold Nugget' tomatoes ripe on June 12|
|Beets to add some color|
|White garlic (not elephant)|
It’s time to pull canning jars out of storage and gather food in the harvest (the homesteader’s version of Solomon’s proverb). We welcomed tomatoes almost a month early this year thanks to different heirloom varieties. Summer isn’t summer without a batch of our; I host a much-anticipated pickle party in the work office each June.
|Dill heads are an ingredient for great |
pickles; picked an average
of 28 cukes per day!
We feel reward, seeing a plate of roast chicken and a variety of fruits and vegetables, realizing we grew everything here. Taking Solomon’s advice in time of abundance, we ladle produce into canning jars for a leaner time; maybe it will remind us of summer sunshine and rain when we open these jars. Who needs an excuse to celebrate when there’s sweet corn, blueberry pie, kids running through the sprinkler, and fireflies at dusk.
Ecclesiastes 5:18 Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he taketh under the sun all the days of his life, which God giveth him: for it is his portion.
|Red and black raspberries, and blackberries; these went into triple-berry jam|
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