An evening ride to enjoy the summer weather
Life is never dull in the summer. Simply said, it's just downright busy. The garden work has turned into less weed control and planting to now canning. These past two weeks have been just that. Tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, peppers, and cabbage are all going to be canned this week. Well, that's the plan for now. It seems like it all comes on at once. This week is one of the last weeks until September to make kraut (the signs are all above the bowels until late next week, for those of you who look to the signs for canning certain foods). We canned two turns (14 quarts) of tomato juice today and put away 73 quarts of corn last week along with canning 15 pints of pickles.
Nothing like her excitement of pulling those carrots up out of the ground
There's a good bit left in the garden that will be ready for canning and putting away in the cellar later on this fall. Sweet potatoes, butternut squash, carrots, onions, potatoes, and more corn will continue to produce for another month or so.
Bruce and Amy Fitzwater of Joker Ridge Farm, where life is always busy and front porch swinging is a good way to end the day.