This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Friday, September 04, 2015

summer is passing

What a busy summer! I keep thinking I'll get a minute to write a post and then I need to pick the pears or process a big pile of tomatoes. Of course life is throwing other things at me too.

It's been a great year for my tomatoes, peppers, pears, and beets. I've made red sauce from 30 lbs of tomatoes and dried another 15. I expect them to keep coming in for a while - there are many still on the plants, though they are fading with the dryness and approaching fall. I'm planning to try making pickled peppers and pickled beets soon. That'll be something new for me. I have lots of raspberries frozen for pies. I bought a couple pounds of beans, added these to my meager harvest plus fond of  my mom's and canned some pickled beans. My husband started eating them immediately. Why wait! I'm starting to dig potatoes.

So yes, the summer is passing by. My squash vines have faded. Tomatoes foliage is suffering. And I can sense that change in the light with darker mornings and evenings. Other gardeners mention it to me. It's hard to accept that another summer is going to pass and be gone.

In spite, I'm going to try to get back to regular posting. Try...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad every thing is okay

September 05, 2015 6:40 AM

Anonymous Flat Fee MLS by Sarah said...

Its a cycle that we have to go through, that would make anticipation for the next summer to be a lot more exciting. Glad your tomatoes had a great year!

September 05, 2015 5:12 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me too. I was worried about you for such a long gap without posting.

September 05, 2015 5:49 PM


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