I know I am like every other gardener out there.
This is the time of the year that we reap our rewards.
Boy oh boy does it keep us busy!
I am extremely pleased how well our first year garden turned out.
The soil wasn't the best.
But the harvest has been wonderful!
This is just the first picking!
I am canning pizza sauce, ketchup, bbq sauce and spaghetti sauce.
I hope that uses up all of the tomatoes!
I did a couple of batches of Candied Jalapenos
Oh are they good!
We have froze sweet corn and quite a few bags of green peppers.
I still have quite a few peppers to dehydrate.
This has got to be the best chocolate zucchini cake
recipe I have ever tried!
What a great treat for all of the hours working over a hot stove!
Of course there have been other things happening around our place.
We got the chicken house all painted and ready to go!
I am hoping by next week we will have our first little flock out clucking around.
Last night we pulled out first batch of honey from the hive!
Every frame was dripping with the sweet stuff.
Friday night we will begin the process of extracting.
I am still reading up on how to render my cappings for beeswax.
We did enjoy a little break from all of the goings on at home.
The pipeliner and I took a long weekend in the city to celebrate out birthdays.
Whats a little rain delay?
Even more time to sit back and relax.
We enjoyed the last official weekend of summer taking little man to our local towns Labor Day parade.
It is so hard to believe that this summer is almost over.
I am very thankful that the pipeliners jobs were all located with in 20 miles of our house.
No traveling for us.
That never happens!
We got to spend our first summer at our new house,
making it into our special home.