One of my favourite parts of summer is the fresh produce from the garden. Yesterday afternoon I spend 2 1/2 hours weeding my garden that was neglected for the past few weeks. I weeded until my wrists were aching, took a break and then weeded some more.
While weeding I discovered that I have LOTS of tomatoes coming. Very few are ripe, but they soon will be! I have a feeling they are all going to be ripe at the same time and I am not going to know what to do with them all. Well, I do know what I will do! I am planning on making salsa and pasta sauce!
We have an abundance of cucumbers now. I am loving it. I have the capacity to eat a lot of them. I don't think I will get sick of them. But we can only eat so many before they go bad, so I am sure in a few weeks we will have some to give away. I just gave a pailful to my mom this evening. I am thinking I should pick some while they are tiny so we can make pickles!
I was also at my mother in laws to package corn for freezing. We cooked it, cut it off the cob and put in it freezer bags. We got 48 bags of corn! Last year she only had 12 bags. This is such a great harvest year. I love corn. I only stop eating corn on the cob because I am embarrasses how many I am eating, not because I am sick of it. You can never have too much.
This year I was also blessed with fresh raspberries and strawberries to freeze, and canned green beans! I think we have enough to get through the winter.
I dream of being a stay at home mom with a big garden so our family can eat all sorts of freshness from it all year round!