You might wonder where I've been of late. True, August had its share of last minute vacations and the chill'uns are back in school but that doesn't completely account for my absence. Oh no. This does.
Tomatoes. And apples. And summer squash. Everything ready at once. Oh, don't get me wrong. It is not that I'm not grateful the garden has been so busy. It is just that I find myself in a constant race against the over-ripe clock to freeze the tomatoes, can pasta sauce, turn apples into cinnamon apple chips and dehydrated squash. All the while, I'm also trying to savor the tomatoes in salsa and fresh over pasta. Enjoy the apples in apple bars and apple cake. And squeeze the squash into breads and stir fry.
Remember June and July people? When I proudly showed off a couple of squash and some herbs? Remember when I picked my first tomato and relished in every last little nibble?
Me either. It's all a distant, hazy memory. But I'm off to ensure that I remember this August alllll winter long. Happy preserving.
I am linking this post to Homestead Barn Hop, Harvest Monday and Tuesday Garden Party.