Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Bountiful Harvest

These pictures show just SOME of what we brought in from our garden. We've had a great harvest of green beans, zucchini, red bell peppers, tomatoes, broccoli and rhubarb, unfortunately
we weren't so great about taking pictures. We've been blanching, freezing, making sauce, bread, and salsa for our freezer. I am all cooked out! But, I'm going to miss going right out my back door to pick fresh vegetables for our lunch or dinner once fall is in full swing.
Brent is really the mastermind behind our garden! The guy is the garden whisperer or something...if he plants it, it will grow! Every evening he goes out and just when we think we've picked the last good produce, he comes in with a bag full!
He attributes all of his knowledge to his grandparents who were avid gardeners. They taught him about composting (before it was the 'green' thing to do) and using it as fertilizer. When Brent and I were dating/first married, I remember going to his grandparents house and seeing their huge garden. For years we were eating green beans his grandmother had canned. Now, it's kind of neat that Brent is carrying on that legacy with our family.

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