Monday, September 3, 2012

Labor Day, 2012

I looked through my past posts of Labor day.  They were very much like this one. Here are some "Before" and "After" photos of my day's activities.
 It is garden time.  Mike and I went out this morning and picked tomatoes, green beans, yellow pear tomatoes, cabbage, peppers.

 I'm still workin' on getting peaches done.  Such a great year for peaches!  We mostly love eating them fresh, but I've bottled a few quarts (well, about 14, actually).

 The apples are wormy wind-falls from the tree.  I just can't let them all go to waste.  Most do, but I salvage  a few.
 The smaller ones are from the garden.  The bigger ones we got at the store.
 These will make either a yummy summer squash cassarole with stuffing OR a delicious "Easy Garden Bake" [see Betty Crocker]
A few of our cabbages did really well.  The plastic bags each contain one huge head of cabbage. If you happen to like the Colonel's coleslaw, let me know and I'll share a yummy recipe I found online that is very, very close to it.  I really meant to get that done today, but alas, I ran out of time and energy.
Bottled Green Beans, Bottled whole tomatoes.

Apple Crisp

 Fresh Salsa.

 FOUR (count 'em!) peach pies baking in the oven.  Mmmm.
Some pears are drying in the dehydrator. :-)  Dried pears are like candy.  Seriously.


Donna said...


Kaylee said...

Your garden is amazing and we've loved what you've shared with us! Thanks!