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Thursday, October 23, 2008

The End




























I worked very hard today on all the garden vegetables. I wrapped all my big green tomatoes in newspaper and place them in a tote. That way, we will have fresh tomatoes for a while longer. Then I made some more green tomato pickles & hot pepper sauce. I also cut up all of my bell pepper and froze it. I canned most of my red tomatoes. I saved some for us to eat this weekend and some to take to my granny tomorrow. I also made homemade soup. I shelled all of the peas and cooked some for supper and froze the rest. I fried a pan of okra and froze the rest of it. All that is left in my garden now is the okra, that is still growing, but is slowing down. I also have my cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower that is still growing, but will not require a lot of work. I also cooked some turnip greens out of my daddys garden. The grandchildren were amazed at how full the pan was and once they were cooked, how little there was. I tried to get them to taste of them, but they would not have any. We had a very good supper that was right out of my garden. Well, I consider this "THE END" of my vegetable garden until next year as far as canning & freezing. I have really enjoyed it, but I have to say I am ready for the break.

12 comments:

Connie W said...

Good for you! Well done!

Niki RuralWritings said...

It's a great feeling, isn't it? Nothing nicer that having lots put by. Good job :)

StitchinByTheLake said...

You worked hard and your reward will be the wonderful vegetables your family will enjoy this winter. You are truly a Proverbs 31 woman. blessings, marlene

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like it will be a well deserved rest too!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Its been a good season! A very good season.

Donna said...

I envy you those peppers. I HATE paying over $1 apiece for them. I hope and pray I can raise my own next year.

Darla said...

Good Job!! Now when you go to the freezer this winter you will be so glad you put in all of that hard work. Yes mam you need a break.

Julie said...

What a busy day---it feels good though to get things done. Have a great day. Julie

Karen said...

Wow, I am always amazed at those who do all the wonderful canning and preserving. Something I used to do lots of and miss it but I don't have SUN to be able to grow a garden anymore....lots of shade.
Everything looks so wonderful and the kids seem so eager to watch...cute. How great in the winter to pull out these wonderful blessings of your labor.
Karen

Lori said...

Explain wrapping the green tomatoes. I've never heard of that. Do they actually turn red? Sorry if that's a dumb question.

Alice Grace said...

Congratulations on a great gardening year for you! I am so proud of you for all the talent you have to do all this canning, freezing, and cooking!
Maybe now you will get some well needed rest!
Love
MOM

PEA said...

I know that having a vegetable garden is a lot of work but it's such a wonderful feeling when you can make full meals out of it and can and/or freeze the rest. You certainly did have a busy day doing all that today!! I was surprised to see that you wrap each green tomato individually...I just put all mine in a box and cover the box with newspaper. Every second day or so I remove the ones that are red. Have a great weekend my friend, you deserve to have a relaxing one:-) xoxo