Thursday, July 30, 2009


It's zucchini time. We have just been hit with a heat wave topping out at 104. We do not do heat well here. No one has a/c so we melted. Everyone cranky, HOT, and plan tired. But our veggies love it. We picked 8 zucchinis today we have another 5-10 more coming tomorrow and two we picked earlier. We gave one to the neighbor and some are in the dryer. We are bringing out the big guns tomorrow. Our 7 feet dryer. Where I will shread all of these and dry them.

And I just got the heads up on a Blueberry patch. I'm so there. Keep you posted there!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Updated Garden Photos

Well these are actually about two weeks ago and the garden looks nothing like this as everything has doubled in size by now.

These are strawberry's and garbanzo beans. I now have beans starting to pop. Strawberry's are done for the season.

This is pumpkins, and corn. This bed now you can not see any dirt. Totally has tripled in size.
My lovely house there. Showing a few of our beds.

Peas are ready for picking!

The onions and garlic.

More to come these are all I had uploaded.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My Big Score For Today

I got a call from a lady this morning, she was ready for me to pick up jars. Now I had given up on this lady calling since this was a few weeks ago. But here is the load hubby came home with. Including canned food from 1921. Anyone want a spoon? Raisin Conserves. Num Num.


The lady told us to bring boxes and so hubby took 5 and came home with 12 boxes as you can see a few are BIG boxes. I have not done a count yet.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Strawberry Lemonade

Does this look good? Did you know you can can Lemonade?

Here you go. I use a steam juicer (thanks free cycle). Once you have 3 quarts of strawberry juice you are ready to go. I have heard you can put the strawberry's in a Ziploc bag with some sugar for a few hours until you have juice? I use my steamer I am in love with it.

Once you have 3 quarts of strawberry juice in a large, I mean large stock pan you add the lemon juice and water. Finally add the sugar and put on the heat. Once the sugar is dissolved you pour into quart jars, seal and put into the bwb canner for 15 minutes. Honestly very easy. My husband has all ready taste tested three. Isn't that nice of him? These will not last long around here.

3 quarts strawberry juice
3 cups bottled lemon juice
6 cups sugar
4 quarts water

Recipe Heat together, stirring until sugar dissolves. Heat, but do not boil. Pour into hot jars leaving 1/2" head space, cap. BWB 15"Yields 9 quarts