With summer fast coming to a close, we’ve been busy preserving the fruits and veggies of this year’s gardening season. The Red Brandywine Heirloom seeds that we planted this year gave us a bumper crop of beautiful tomatoes. These babies are going to finish ripening in the porch and then we’re planning to stew and can them
Some of the tomatoes grew REALLY BIG!
Willow and I ate our first home grown nectarine this morning. They are very close to being ripe and are so tasty! We only have the one tree but it is loaded with fruit. I’m hoping to pick them in about a week’s time. We will all eat our fill and then freeze the rest for the winter.
Our Catawba grapes are starting to get the faintest blush of color to them and are plumping up really well. I’m eagerly looking forward to enjoying a bunch with some good goat cheese!
Judah’s pumpkin seems to be drinking up all the rain we’ve been having lately. He proudly checks on his pumpkin every single day, rain or shine and is very happy with how well it is growing. It should make quite a few tasty pies and some really incredible pumpkin ravioli!
This afternoon we’re off to finish picking the last of our winter’s supply of wild blackberries. We will no doubt come home full of prickles and with a few scrapes but with our bellies and bowls full of tasty berries.
Did you grow a garden this year? Are you doing and pickling, canning, freezing our preserving? I’d love to hear all about it!