Thursday, September 3, 2009

Harvest Season

We were planning a five day trip to Waldo lake with the new Kayak, BUT a big weather front is coming in. All the packing and planning is a ton of work, but being there is glorious. Darn. And the kids start school next week. On the other hand, it's good to be home too. LOOK at that bounty from the garden! Food needs preserving, cooking, baking and eating.

The Butterfly Tree is growing and blooming nicely. I was trying to capture the portraits of two little orange butterflies in this photo, but they were shy.

Have a look at THIS furry string bean I found in the garden!

Poppy Kitten.

Ok ok ok, I finally decided to be a "grown up" at least a little. We installed a stand up freezer in the garage, and I bought a full canning set up. This is our first batch of plums and pears. Looks like I need to pack the plums a little more firmly. We opened a mixed batch to test. Delish! I like the super light syrup with very little sugar.


Tiffany said...

Mmm. Those look yumtastic! I just had zucchini and squash last night!

Aly The Red-Bliss Monkey Studio said...

LOL! What night DON"T I have summer squash and tomatoes? Waaaay toooo many plants of each this year. LOL!

Tonia said...

hey aly!!!!
Awesome haul from the garden.I have too many small tomatoes although I've been roasting them up. Sorry you didn't get to go to Waldo. We need a chat soon!