All the rain we've been getting has been giving us gorgeous sunflowers- an abundance of them, regardless of demand from passersby.
The tomatoes are rolling in. So far, I've done one batch of canned (stewed) tomatoes with plans to do more and start sauce this weekend.
Jamey brought in the onions and garlic awhile ago, but I finally got around to braiding and organizing them. The smaller onions in the bowl will be used in our tomato sauce. But Jamey's going to have to chop them. I don't mind sporting goggles while I chop but if he's willing, I'm going to let him do the job.
Here's one of my empty garlic braids. I hate to throw it away. Any ideas of what I can do with it??
Our green bean crop was pretty puny, but that's okay. We still have some from last year and our snow pea crop was abundant.
I should tattoo this on my forehead: Pick and freeze chard in JULY!! Every year I make the same mistake. I think it's a good idea to wait until the chard gets nice and big to harvest and freeze it but by then the caterpillars, crickets, slugs and all manner of creatures have turned the Swiss chard into Swiss cheese. Here's some of the best I could muster. It's still fine, even with holes, but my goodness. You'd think I'd learn.
While Sam and Miriam still love PB&J, this is Sadie's lunch of choice. Talk about a raw foods diet (she does eat the other food groups at other meals).
And our watermelon? It's getting a little out of hand. Too bad I don't like the stuff. Good thing everyone else in the house does.