The gardens are doing their summer work of producing. I dropped off about 15 pounds of produce for the Plot Against Hunger this weekend. It included green beans, carrots, tomatoes, summer squash and zucchini. Some of the zucchinis were big, so I dropped in a couple stuffing recipes. I have a big one myself that I’ll be fixing tonight.
Yesterday I made jam and this morning, I made some dill pickles. I have been getting a good crop of cucumbers from my garden.
Everything is happy with all the rain we’ve had. This morning though, it was raining again and my email kept pinging with warnings of flooded streets and crossroads. Twitter had videos of crazy people driving through water up to the tops of the wheels. Where I grew up, you never drove into water over the road during heavy rain. It likely had a current that could sweep your car off the road. Alas, I think few people here know that.
The flowers are in their glory right now and it’s wonderful cutting some every week.
I have more little golden squashes coming on, and have collected zucchinis as well.
And it’s time to start making pesto both for pasta and tomato sandwiches. Not to mention freezing…
As I write, the sun has begun to come out. I’m taking some time off this week to do things I can’t get to while working and to make a push to get myself in order for retirement in the next year. So many things to think about–and act on and make decisions about! One thing for sure is I’ll still be gardening…