I spent my day yesterday picking and preserving blackberries, zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers, snap peas, and broccoli.I was shocked at how large some of the zucchini had gotten in just a couple of days since the last time I walked through the garden.
For reference, that’s an 8″ chef’s knife and a pair of size 8 wolverine shoes.
Today is shaping up much the same. Mr B and I went out to the berry patch this morning and picked a few more pounds of blackberries. Several sections of the patch have played out and gone dormant, so I’m guessing the whole thing is probably about to wind down. I’m in the process of freezing today’s haul right now.
I also went out to the garden and found a couple more yellow squash that needed to be harvested, some more broccoli to cut, and more snap peas to bring in.
This afternoon, I will be attempting to make some baked snap pea crisps.
I’m also rapidly approaching the point where I must actually make an attempt at learning to can food. We are running out of space in the chest freezers, and some of this stuff can’t really be frozen anyway.
So, as I process and store the fruit and vegetables I gathered today, I will be researching canning for dummies so that I can get Sunshine to take me shopping for supplies. I’ll also be digging briars out of my hands and arms. Those fuckers are little, and look like scabs from old briar wounds. Well, until they rub against something and dig in a little further. I may never get my hands and arms wound free.
I guess it’s just more proof that simple living isn’t that easy.