We dug our potato patch and were happy to harvest about two bushels. We have yet to do the potatoes-in-a-barrel. My husband and I wonder if the yield will be comparable. I now have picked 8 pumpkins…they were ripe so they had to be cured and brought into the cool lower level. I am hoping they will last until October but it was fun to grow them.
Now the apples are beginning to fall. I canned 8 quarts of apple pie filling yesterday, which took nearly all day. Our apples are “organic” which means we do not spray them. It requires a lot of work to peel, core and slice our apples to have enough for several quarts, even with the handy peel/core/slice machine. Now that it is done I have enough pie filling to make it easy to bake crisps, pies and breads.
Are you loving the fresh garden tomatoes? Salsa, picco, BLT’s, salads, or just sliced with sea salt…heaven. The green beans are as good as gone. I have frozen an ample amount for winter dinners and made a big batch of three-bean salad with the last pick. I think I am ready to say goodbye for the summer.
I hope you are enjoying a harvest of garden blessings.