We have transitioned from harvesting in pretty baskets to wheelbarrows and buckets. Good thing I have man power.
I spent the better part of Saturday afternoon canning 22 lbs of tomatoes.
You might ask yourself, "why spend time on such an endeavor? You know they sell pretty good canned tomatoes at this thing called a grocery store." I think I might have been born in the wrong century, or maybe this is just my working mom guilt manifested in something homemaker-like, or maybe its just kind of fun to do. In any case, its done and in mid winter this family will be really happy about it.
We harvested hops. These are Nugget and you would need to ask Tyler what sort of beer they will end up in. My vote is for a barley wine this year.
I couldn't help but include W in the photos. He mostly looks cute and snacks while the rest of us work, but we sort of like him, so will keep him around.
Its not all work, we are also eating pretty well, as any gardener in September should be.
|Fresh tomato pasta via Smitten Kitchen|
|Eggs poached in tomato sauce and grilled Haloumi|