Friday, September 2, 2016
Still Have Jars.....
It is beginning to feel like fall, at last! Today our temperatures are in the 60s, which is lovely! There is a sweet little breeze teasing the trees and fall is palpable.... at least for today..
My task this week has been, sigh, working in the Canning Factory, aka Lazy Bee Farm. Another 42 quarts of tomato sauce has been tucked upstairs for winter along with, to date, 24 quarts of small potatoes. When we worked the farmer's market, we sold these as "top of beans taters." Now, I notice that the grocery store has appropriated that moniker, too!
This weekend, being Labor Day, we will pick our "found" apples, orphan trees we have watched for several weeks for fruit. Applesauce and dried apples will be the order of the weekend, along with, I hope, apple pie filling and sliced apples. Today, though, it is more tomatoes....
My other projects for the weekend are to clear out a corner of the yard to move butterfly bushes we found at the wood's edge (how did that happen? We can't decide!) and a beauty bush from my parent's house. I have some hostas to divide, as well, and they should do fine there. I love it! Landscaping on a zero budget! The best kind!
My fall garden was put in today, too. I have broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, beets, peas, and brussells sprouts. A fall garden is new for me, but I am eager to see how it does. The way the seasons have shifted, I anticipate a nice little crop for the fall.
What are your plans for Labor Day?? Laboring? Or having fun?