First I went out and picked some red raspberries. There weren't many, just enough for us to have for breakfast. We both started working in the garden after that. I made up the Pyola for spraying and Hubby sprayed the potatoes, eggplant and cabbage while I picked green beans. Honestly, I didn't know we had any green beans. There was just enough for a small mess. There were 2 zucchini and 2 yellow squash too. Last night I had finally finished weeding and thinning all the carrots and parsnips and I was glad to have that accomplished. I picked some lettuce for the salad for tonight, went in, washed it and put it in the frig.
They all sealed which tickled me. I hate to do all that work and then have one of them not seal. Seven quarts of broth stashed away for the Winter. It makes me feel so self-sufficient and secure. Sounds silly, doesn't it - but that's the way harvesting and putting up fruits and vegetables makes me feel. I guess it just brings out in me the old-fashioned survivalist ways. I don't know - but it feels old and very satisfying, yet very simplistic. Either way I look at it - it's healthy and beats store-bought hands down!
If you will look on my Picture Page you will see what I did with these blossoms. I went out and picked some different colored roses and scattered all the blooms in an ice tray and have frozen them. Now whenever I have a punch this Winter or want to decorate any liquid with colorful blossoms I will just pop these out of the bag and throw them in. I will make several batches and put them in a baggie in the freezer. I've used them at Thanksgiving and Christmas and sometimes just to cheer myself by putting them in apple juice or apple cider. They just seem to make you feel better looking at their bright colors and reminiscing about the Summer to come.