Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Garden, Canning, farm etc.

  Where is the time going?   We have been busy doing a little bit of everything.  We are trying to get ready for our annual camp meeting starting Father's Day.  We always look forward to this every year.
 But there were a few things we needed to do here  at home before camp.  We  had a good garden this year.  Just wish it was bigger.  Next year we plan to expand.  We put up some tomato sauce, bell pepper ( Have you bought a bell pepper lately?  They are outrageously high) ~ I  fix them ready to stuff and put them in the freezer.  I also chop them up for seasoning.  I love to cook with bell (sweet) pepper. Also green onion of which I put about three gallon of chopped in the freezer. We picked and put up several bags of butter beans.  Still have more to pick.  We have okra and more tomatoes coming on.  Oh, yes ~ plenty of yellow squash.  
Sounds like we are loaded, huh?  Like I said our garden is not a huge one so it was a picking every day ~ so it took a couple days to save enough to start preparing.  But it is still going so I'm sure we will have a few more weeks of growth.  There is a feeling of accomplishment when you see the freezer getting fuller and a few jars sitting around.  Just think how many pennies saved just on bell pepper alone.  I am going to try and put up a gallon of  pickles today.  

I am home by myself today.  Our son and his wife bought  a new 
house and Silas has gone to help Rick do some things.  Actually, it is 15 acres and home and farm land.  He will eventually get a couple horses and he plans on a few head of cattle.  The Lord really helped them with the price.  It's been awhile since Dad and Son got to spend time together.  Rick brought his golf cart out there so I can ride around and look.  

Until next time, may the Lord bless each of you.


Anonymous said...

I sometimes forget how the internet makes us all feel like we're so close when in reality there are states and miles between us all. Up here we haven't yet seen blooms on our tomatoes and there you are already canning them and making pickles. Sounds like your garden produced really well this year!
Congratulations to your son and his wife. I pray that the Lord would bless their new home and that it would be a Lighthouse to their area.
Hugs and blessings my friend,

Sharon said...

That is wonderful that you have put up so much already! What a great blessing for your son and his wife to get started having a farm! My daughter married a farmer and she loves everything about the farm...especially him. :)

mylittlecottage said...

nice post thanks for sharing..blessings