The Summary of Summer

Things are starting to get back on track around here after a month or so of "it needs to get done and it needs to get done now".  I feel like August is always a race to the finish to get all that we can done. We harvest, freeze and can day after day. We then have to prepare the garden for fall planting. 

In the midst of all this week take a few breaks to spend time together. We went hiking one day and did a bit of searching for some historical caves there were hidden amongst boulders.

On day the man and I decided to take some time to ourselves. While the children were with Grandma we went to a local orchard/farm and pick some peaches. We later canned 6 pints of them but they were so good fresh. We also picked some jalepenos since none of our pepper plants were successful this year. We love to pickle them and serve them with cheese and crackers. 

Farm fresh corn for freezing

Homegrown tomatoes for salsa
 The following views of the garden are from July when the garden looked it's best. In August the pants began to look a little worse even though production had picked up. Our tomatoes are still ripening more and more each day and the zucchini are just about done but still have a few left.


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