The Farm Report
I followed that row picking with one of the most valuable tools any gardener can have: A great big lawn mower with an attitude. Yep, Pick a row; mow a row. Pick a row; mow a row.
The corn isn't quite to the maturity I like best, but at least I got some for the freezer this year.
I've shown you how I do this before, but my 'new' method is soooo easy and good, I think you might need a refresher on my methods. Step A: husk the corn - CLEAN, no silks.
Out and dry, ready for a sticky label and a trip to Freezer Camp!
As Uncle Red Green used to say on his TV shows, "It's just that easy." and it is.
The old beet root crop is now in jars on my pantry labeled 'Harvard Beets.' Easy and delicious.
It's mater and cuke season, too. I love eating fresh out of the garden.
Dahlias are my new favorite flower. Walmart/cheap. Beautiful. No scent.
This is why you need to prune your fruit trees. The fruit is always out on the far ends of the branches. Guess what happens?
What to do with them? Since they were really clean and bug free, I just washed them and inspected for 'rots and spots' then put them into the steam juicer. Easy as pie.
I now have over 5 gallons of pure plumcot juice bagged and in the freezer waiting for better weather. I like oriental food, so an Asian Plum Sauce is high on my 'things to make with it' list. What to do with the other 4.75 gallons? I'm not sure yet.
"Annie told me about O.J. being killed, Tim. He was here longer than me, and he was the King of Oakdale Farm," said Miss Kitty. I've always been amused that the bottoms of her feet are black. She's the one who lives in the shop with Annie.