Sunday, September 21, 2008

Harvest Time

I love this time of year when we're packing away our garden produce like a couple of compulsive squirrels. The work seems never ending but the satisfaction grows daily as the freezer fills up, the jars of jam and pickles accumulate, and the spuds and carrots and cabbages are moved from garden to root cellar. The frost came earlier this year, Sept 18, and wiped out the cucumber and squash plants, but never mind, theres a wheelbarrow of winter squash on its way to storage under the benches of my studio, the onions and garlic are drying each day, spread out in the sun, and there will be plenty of tomatoes and peppers coming out of the greenhouse for a few weeks yet. What work could be more satisfying than this?

1 comment:

Gwen Buchanan said...

Very satisfying indeed.. beautiful garden... and that jam looks so good I can almost smell its sweet fragrance.. lovely!!!