Thursday, July 26, 2018

It's That Time of Year...

...mid-summer, that is. For me and countless gardeners in the Midwest, this time of year means that produce is starting to roll in. And that means I have to start doing something with it all. So what does this time of year mean for me? It means--

  • Checking for zucchini and cucumbers twice a day because I always, always overlook at least one, and usually more.

  • I don’t wash the kitchen floor until I start sticking to it. It’s a pointless job during canning season.

  • The refrigerator is always jammed full to bursting. Adding any more produce becomes a game of tetris. (Note the lack of photographic proof...I didn’t think is was necessary to share that mess.)

  • Produce all over the kitchen. Cucumbers sliced and salted, calendula petals drying for salves, mint leaves drying for tea, dilly beans fermenting, summer squash accumulating in piles, jars needing to be labeled, bowls of misc. produce I'm trying to ignore...
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