Thursday, September 17, 2009


The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.
I've been blessed with time enough to tend to the bounty that has piled up....

TOMATOES: It amazes me how many more tomatoes just keep on growing despite the plant that looks dried up and dead. Tomatoes grow so big. I think to try to put a value on a single tomato plant would be crazy. They produce so much with virtually no care! Tomato soup, tomato salsa, tomato sauce, tomato paste, slicing tomatoes, marinara, stewed tomatoes......

RASPBERRIES: My father planted a few bushes a couple of years ago. Now they have taken over and need some desperate pruning. In the meantime I attempt to grasp as many as possible amongst the prickly patch. It's been so wet many of them are moldy on the bush. So sad.

PEPPERS: I think today I picked about 20 jalepenos off of one plant. They are crazy growing. What the heck shall I do with that many, who knows. Into the freezer they shall go. Sweet bell peppers, and smoky bell peppers are a growin also.

PEARS: The only fruit trees that actually produced this year. Yeah for pears. Charlie dog likes them also. Pears for breakfast, pears for lunch, pears for dinner. Made in crisp, stewed with cinnamon, mashed into pearsauce, and baked down to butter.

That's all for my bounty of creation today. Add to that action a few wheat baguettes and a nice glass of wine before bed, life is great!


  1. I'll second that comment. I'm still chuckling about the Handyman. BTW, tell your Dad I have not renewed his free subscription. :))