Saturday, August 21, 2010


Okay, apparently August is all about food.

Thanks to a friend with an overabundance of cucumbers in his garden, Gus and I pickled 11 jars of cucumbers this morning. Only one jar contains pickles from our garden.

Gus took some of the smaller cucumbers and made some salt brine pickles (in the big jar) for eating over the next couple of weeks, while I focused on the long-term dill vinegar pickles. That should keep us happy for a while.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


My first (almost) ripe tomato.
And beautiful cranberry beans.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


I have three bushes in front of my house that turned out to be blueberry bushes. What a lovely surprise! And it looks like our raspberries are giving it another try - the first batch was a tad disappointing.

I'm finished with Summer School! Which means that now I'll have evenings and weekends free to weave, and sew, and garden, and pickle, and bake ...

Except that right now we have in-laws in town and it is far too hot to do anything!

I did sew some little snack bags this week, and bake some bread, and pickle 4 jars of beets from the garden. So I guess I'm not slacking too badly.