Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Apples are IN!!!

A family friend has an orchard.  He invites us to come and pick apples for free every year.  Mom, Carolyn and I went apple picking on Monday morning.  Carolyn and I picked from one tree and didn't even put a dent in the amount of apples still on the tree.  There were SO many apples that some of the branches were almost reaching the ground.  We didn't pick for a real long time as I had to go to work. We'll probably go back on Sunday for more!!!  I LOVE applesauce.  That's a good thing because I made and traded so much for the last challenge that the rest of the challenge participants are tired of applesauce.  More for ME!!!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Is anybody out there?  Too bad we are not involved in the challenge now.  I got my first harvest of beans (both purple and green-see picture), tomatoes and pea pods.  I have tons of garlic, onions, leeks, eggplant, celery, lots more tomatoes, beans, squash and plenty of herbs still to come.  Oh, I forgot about the numerous tomatillo plants that seem to come from nowhere every year.  Lots of sage, mint, basil, lavender, and sorrel as well.  Unfortunately, the robins eat most of the strawberries as soon as they show signs of getting red.  The pear tree is loaded with pears as well.