Then it was back to peaches - two full loads in the dehydrator, a peach crisp, eating peaches, and frozen sliced peaches. In between the blueberries and peaches were the raspberries - over one gallon frozen. I am going to be a happy camper this winter. I continue to get zucchini from neighbors - my homegrown is up to two small squash. Pfft. BUT the beans are coming in hot and heavy. I have my favorite wax beans and new to me this year, purple podded pole beans from my friend Jane in PA. I was not prepared for the beauty of these beans! The photograph does not do them justice. They are the most gorgeous shade of purple! Pity they cook green. I have a peck in the fridge for freezing and canning when I can squeeze it in.
|Lots of lovely yellow beans!|
|Continuing the theme with|
|The most beautiful beans EVER!|
I made a trip to a local farmers market on Sunday and took the Pepperoni along for the ride. He was quite the hit. There was another dachshund there and I thought he was going to fall over from excitement - another dog of his short stature and size! Unfortunately, "Frank" was rather aloof and not all goofy like my boy. Pep was very disappointed. This disappointment was short-lived, however, when my friend who raises Randall cattle for beef 'discovered' a marrow bone. Pepper soon forgot the snub and gnawed on that with his five teeth for an hour.
Sunday I swaddled myself in damp cloth and misted a cloud of eucalyptus water over my head and attacked the weeds in three of the raised beds. It was a humiliating battle - my weed control this years has been abysmal. So is the onion crop. I will not be getting any yellow onions. I will be getting possibly four red onions. Out of 50 planted. Sad. I did, however, harvest quite a bumper crop of weeds!
|Pitiful red onion crop.|
|Three beds-worth of weeds!|