It seems all I’ve accomplished this summer is canning. That’s not a bad thing but when you work so hard all summer and it all fits in one room it’s kind of underwhelming!!
We still need to harvest and freeze some more corn, dig the potatoes and sweet potatoes, harvest the pumpkins and late cabbage.
We froze 16 pints of corn this morning and it’s so sweet. During the summer I’ve kept busy filling these jars:
We froze 24 bags of broccoli and we we’re STILL waiting on the Brussel sprouts. We’ve never raised them before but the plants are about two feet tall, still healthy and a beautiful green. We see lots of little heads at the bottom of the stalk but not enough to harvest yet. They seem to be waiting on something.
I froze 25 half-pints of rhubarb and a few pints of applesauce and don’t need a lot because we have some left in the freezer from last year. I diced six gallon bags of green peppers.
We’ve fought potato beetles all summer and they seem immune to everything we’ve sprayed on them. The potato bin is empty now but looks like we’ll have a good harvest again. We were afraid with all the rain we’ve had this summer that they might rot.
I hope everyone’s harvest has been as wonderful as ours. The garden is still full of tomatoes and corn but I think we’ve put away all we need this year.
The hens have sure enjoyed all the scraps!