Tuesday, July 22, 2008

THE FRUITS OF OUR LABOR

I may not have a green thumb when it comes to keeping flowering plants alive, but apparently with the help of my dear husband I can grow vegetables!


Below you will see some of our green beans.
There is a story to that small harvest. We have been looking and waiting for green beans to show up and nothing. Well, the other day my husband pulled back the big leaves to find some green beans. Apparently we have been waiting for this to climb like a vine when in actuality, it is a green bean bush. So, this small harvest will go to hubby's lunch. I will probably saute them up with some garlic and butter and call it a day. Live and learn, eh?







Here is an aerial shot of the tomatoes. I want them to be ripe now so we can have some tomatoe sandwiches.


Here is a front view of one of our pepper plants Next up is a shot of our carrot tops and a view of the cucumber vines. Looks like there will be lotsa cucumbers too! Woohoo!


An older lady friend of mine at church remarried recently and she and her new husband have been downsizing...consolidating her things from her house to his. In the past she has had gardens and canned a lot. She doesn't do this anymore. She will be giving me all her canning equipment. She has jars, lids, rings, and the jar grabber thingie...lol, I am not sure of it's proper name. I just need to purchase the pot with the basket thing in it. I am so excited!

I have been reading up on canning and freezing from a book I checked out at the local library. Next year we will have to plant some strawberries and blueberries so we can make some freezer jam.

Enjoy your day in your little part of the world!

Cheryl

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5 comments:

Sue said...

Your garden looks lucious! Looks like you'll enjoy lots of salads. What a blessing to have someone give you their old canning supplies. Salsa, maybe? It's easy and sooo yummy, and with those tomato plants you might be able to enjoy them in the winter!

My name is Cheryl said...

Sue,
yes, it is truly a blessing for her to share the canning supplies. I thought I was going to have to buy a whole bunch of stuff to do it, but not now since she has been so gracious.
Oh wow, I hadn't thought of salsa...lol, now you got my mind rolling around with salsa ideas. I am going to have to look up some recipes.

bumblebeebags said...

hmmm, salsa... I'm definately coming over!

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amandajean said...

I am the exact same way...I can not grow flowers, but I have some success with vegetables. :) nothing better than walking in the back yard and picking veggies for supper. I LOVE it. so do my kids.