Sunday, July 24, 2016

We get our answer in July

The intermittent rain is keeping the garden alive, but the sweltering heat is a burden on the plants. After our early walk this morning, I grabbed an eight-quart basket and picked tomatoes, peppers, and patty-pan squash.

We've given away a lot of produce, and eaten fresh veggies every day for the past month. And that little plot is still producing. Soon we'll start preserving what we don't eat. One of my favorite winter meals is vegetable soup that we put up during harvest.

Sometimes during spring when our backs are aching after a long day of gardening we ask, "Why on earth are we doing this?" We get our answer in July.


  1. It has been a long time, but she we did make a garden it was worth it. I love everything you have there, but I am envious of the tomatoes. We topped yesterday at a roadside stand in the Ocala Forest and they had just closed, I could about taste the tomatoes behind the screen. LOL

  2. Anonymous4:27 PM

    There's NOTHING better than fresh produce (except for bacon)!!

  3. What a great haul! What are those large spaceship looking veggies? Are they a type of squash?.

  4. That looks like a bountiful crop.

  5. We'll get our fresh veggies next month and the dry summer has made us get out and water almost daily. But there's nothing like the taste of a sun ripened tomato from the garden! Right now we're getting some nice tomatoes from the Amish. Many of them have greenhouses and get some produce earlier than us. Congrats on your new book too! Looking forward to reading it!

  6. Weeeellll, I have only a bell pepper about the size of a grape. The squarils are eating them as soon as the flower fallls off! Your pickin looks great!

  7. A delicious looking still life.

  8. And what a great answer you got there at your house! Nothing like a good harvest to sweeten the pot.


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