Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Week In Review

Summer seems to be whizzing by and the time I have to sit in front of the computer is very short, so I thought I'd share some highlights on the happenings here in Blissville.

The garden at our house continues to be very fruitful. The tomato plants are so tall! I am experimenting this year with an idea of growing them "vineyard style" in alleys of sort. No red ones yet, but they're coming along nicely.


The new blueberry bushes (7 in all) have some fruit, but we've let the birds have it this year. We've been picking at several local orchards (going out again this morning) and have 50 pounds of blueberries in the freezer. The freezer is about full, leaving no room for all the zucchini that started to come in.

The peach tree is heavy with fruit this year. I think it will be another two weeks before they're ripe enough for us to eat.

But my dear squirrel friends are back! Those little darlings climb the tree and take the peaches away, chattering (taunting me) the whole time. They have not been around for some time since the arrival of Sunshine our cat. But Sunshine hasn't been on duty patrolling the yard this week. She's been busy....

Meet Priscilla, Penelope and (I think) Peanut Butter.

Sunshine is pleased.


I've spent a lot of time this week canning! Raspberry, Peach, and Blueberry Jam - agave sweetened, and dill pickles. Superman bought me a pressure cooker so I could do all the beans that are coming in now.


Our very first batch of fermented Sauerkraut is under way right now! 13 heads of organic cabbage - a steal at $1 a head. I hope it turns out good!

I haven't stepped foot in a grocery store in quite a while. Buy fresh - buy local - support your local farms or they'll soon be gone. Check out http://www.localharvest.org/ to find a market near you. Only you and your dollar can change the food system. Put your dollars down where they count. I helped with a baby shower for my dear (very pregnant) friend Mavis. She is expecting her first baby (a boy) in just a few short weeks.

'Tis the season for tag sales! I haven't hit too many yet, but this week I picked up a bunch of canning jars and this cabbage shaped container. I love tag sales!Well, that's the week in a quick review - on with the next!
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might. Ecclesiastes 9:10


Enjoy the day -Wonderwoman