Saturday, July 18, 2009

Gifts from the Garden

July is a wonderful time for the Garden. Things are growing, we are harvesting, and we are quite literally enjoying the fruits of our Spring labour. Some of it is being eaten straight from the plants, some is being cooked up into recipes, and some is going into the freezer to be stored (I haven't yet tried canning). It is very exciting to find new things ready to eat each day.

We have been snacking on berries. The raspberries grow faster than we can pick them. We have neighbours over nearly every day to help in the harvesting. It is nice to share this with them, and in turn one our closest neighbours share their pool with us.

The herbs are being dried, or cooked fresh into our food. They smell and taste wonderful. So fresh!

The gooseberries match my favourite bowl. We have two bushes and not enough people to eat them all!

We don't have a lot of land, but we have a lot growing. Not enough to sustain us, but enough to enjoy. I can't wait to see what is ready tomorrow!


Vonlipi said...

What a beautiful harvest! I have yet to pick beans...and tomatoes!

But I had plenty of salads with my lettuce and had basil in a caprese salad. I'm picking blackberries like crazy!

I saw you had red currants, If you want I have a very good red currant jelly recipe I could give you. let me know :)

loliecraft said...

That sounds wonderful! I can't wait for our blackberries to be ready.

I would love the recipe! Thank you so much.

TheOrganicSister said...

oh yum! looks at all those berries! we don't have a lot of space and we're dealing with crumby soil too but soon we'll be getting plenty too. i can't wait to plant berry bushes! mmm

thanks for the comment on my blog. i appreciate your thoughts. and i agree. it is very hard when all kids get clumped into the same category. and no, there is not easy solution except to follow your instinct with your own children and advoate when we can. not easy at all.