Saturday, July 26, 2008

~ The Critters and the Garden are keeping Me Busy ~

We've been busy this week , the garden is blessing us with a bountiful harvest. Picking up potatoes , picking beans , canning beans , digging onions , storing the potatoes , canning the smaller ones ( alot of those) .
And this morning , the critters started raiding the corn , so I picked all the corn , now I have to prepare it. Since some of these ears are small , I'll be cutting it off the cob and freezing it. We'll probably have a few more bags of corn on the cob too. Glad they didn't do a total raid , one year they got all the corn. I'm not sure if it was coons or deer , but I'm sure they'll be back. Earlier this week I had more visitors , they maybe the bandits. If you click on the photo , it will enlarge. A doe and her twins were grazing in the front yard , Hubby's lawnmower has been broke down , he finally got it fixed and mowed Thursday. I went to get the camera , the doe heard me coming out the door and she went to the edge of the woods , the babies were still there , watching me. They stood there for a few seconds , looking at me , the one to the left put up its white tail , but the the other one didn't seem to sense any danger , it started walking toward me , but Mom gave a snort and off they went , thur the woods. They were cute , still had spots.

I've canned 6 qts of green beans and 6 qts of potatoes , froze 24 ears of corn this week. The beans need picking again and there's many more potatoes to can. The peppers are hanging again , will pickle some of those next week. My tomatoes are starting to ripen , they're a little late. I 'm glad or I would be canning tomatoes and making salsa too.
Time to head back to the kitchen , silk the corn and blanch it. We're going to a birthday cook-out for my Son-in-Law and his Mother tonight. It'll be nice to go out and take a rest from the garden.

Hope your weekend is going well.

~ Green Blessings ~


Peggy said...

I picked beans last evening and this morning. I put the grandsons to stringing and breaking. I also did up some corn. I am so far behind I won't be caught up by winter. But it sure is enjoyable work.

Lib said...

Hi Joyceann,Loved the pic.
We can't have corn the coons gets more than we do ,so have to buy from local farmers.
Our garden is starting to produce, looks like the storm did alot of damage too.:o(
Have a great wk.end!

Gemma said...

Since it's so hot here we harvested earlier. We will plant a winter garden though...onions, garlic, carrots. We'll plant corn (again) to be harvested around Thanksgiving.
Probably I won't be doing all that this year since I am working full time
but we'll have a small plot!

craftyhala said...

I need to garden. :)

Lisa "Oceandreamer" S. said...

Holy macaroli are amazing!! I'm lucky if I OPEN a can.....let alone can anything myself. (although I admit it would be fun to make jam)