Friday, August 26, 2011


Oy! It has been one busy month here on our less than an acre plot. The garden has been producing SO much food for us. Of course, it can't be eaten all at once, so that's where the "busy" part comes in. I've been canning lots of tomatoes, and have been freezing lots of broccoli, cauliflower, and beans.  Not to mention the amount of dry beans I've had to thresh out of their!  It is amazing just how much there is to do even on such a small plot of land!

As it happens, our neighbors have a pear tree that they are not picking from. Naturally, we asked if we could keep the pears for ourselves when they were ripe and they said "yes". Yesterday we picked about ten pounds of pears from the tree, and we plan to get a ladder and get the remaining, higher up pears on Sunday. From there I'll preserve them in a honey syrup.

Although "putting up" food for winter is a lot of work, it is definitely worth it. You can save so much money by just preserving your own fruits and vegetables! Of course, it does help if you grew the edibles yourself instead of buying them from the grocery store or from the farmer's market.

I'll try to write a "more fun" post soon...'til then, happy summer!


Stephanie said...

This post makes me so happy! It is worth it to eat off the land!!!!

you are an inspiration!

TW said...

You are too kind. Thank you. ...and yes, it is more than worth it to live off of the land. One step at a time...always working toward it.

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