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Summer Happenings

Finally the harvests of summer are beginning to arrive. Warmer days are here and with that an abundance and blessings of eggs, honey, flowers, fruits, and vegetables begin to find their way into our home and onto the dinner plate.

The blueberries are in season. We enjoyed our first cucumbers and heirloom tomatoes from the garden this week during dinner. How delicious they taste sliced up with a little sprinkle of salt! Swiss chard and kale are abundant. So abundant that I will begin to blanch and freeze them to use in winter soups. Eggplants are unfurling on stems and herbs are drying in the garage. We even harvested honey this past weekend.

Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest

Hello friends, welcome! Follow along on our chicken, beekeeping, gardening, crafting and cooking adventures from Cape Cod.

  • This morning I harvested Tomatoes, carrots, raspberries, my last of the sugar snap peas, and my fist corn. Ah, the circle of life. I also harvested Kale and my first Swiss Chard which wasn't very big, but it was starting to bolt. I think I'll make some Chard pesto this week with my leftover basil. Two pickling cucumbers were ready, but that's not enough to can so I might try a batch of refrigerator pickles this week.
    My morning haul :)

  • So glad you are able to enjoy the bounty of your garden. We don't grow much here in summer, but are looking forward to fall planting! We've shared our post on fatwood instead. Cheers!

  • Thanks for hosting! I always enjoy seeing what everyone else is up to each week.

  • It is so nice to plan the evening meal around what is ready to harvest in the garden.

  • Good evening – I hope you had a great day! Harvesting blueberries and honey? That sounds like heaven. You are truly blessed. Thank you for hosting the blog party. Enjoy the rest of your week!

  • Thanks for hosting the party….this is my first time to link with you.

  • Looks like you have been having fun in the garden. Glad you are enjoying your harvest!

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    Happy Wednesday! Lou Lou Girls

  • It all looks wonderful!! I have a basket full of cucumber waiting for me to pickle this morning!! Hope I have time to photo and post something on this fun party next week!! Thanks for hosting!