Sunday, July 26, 2015
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
We left early, first heading to St Andrews for a good pile of tomato cages I found on Kijiji. The sky was very dark and that rain just poured down all the way from Prescott! Marty kept looking at me as if to say, "Seriously? We are really doing this?" I said it couldn't last forever. Things did indeed lighten up a bit on our way east.
Then to our appointment for berry picking. I am sure they were surprised we actually showed up. It wasn't raining too badly at that point.
We started with the black raspberries. Just LOOK at them!
It was time to move on to the currants.
I love visiting the blueberry farm as the owners are lovely people and the layout is wonderful and the fruit is delicious! Looking forward to next year.
Did I mention it was Marty's birthday today? Yeah. He always wanted to pick berries in the rain. And today he got his wish (insert sarcastic tone here, but hey! Isn't that what makes for good memories?)
We were soaked to the skin, by the time we were done, in spite of the raincoats. Good thing we are waterproof. It was a great outing, regardless of the weather. Of course the sun was out when we got back home again.
Monday, July 20, 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
While it was super hot out yesterday, I spent some time in the basement rearranging my jars. It was cool down there and now everything is in its place. Things I discovered: there is such a thing as a wide mouth quart jar and there are such beasts as 1.5 quart jars. Who knew?
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
I brought home some mini heads of lettuce, red oak leaf, red romaine, and my new favourite, frisee lettuce. It looks like a little bundle of coral. Crisp and tasty.
Two weeks ago I did some strawberry canning.
This weekend, it was peaches!
A third little chick has joined the group. Looks like that will be it. Not bad for our first "broodie" hen.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Wiseacres Farm, near Napanee. It has been a dreadful year for berries with all the rain we have been getting. I am most grateful for these! They sure were full of flavour, if not as large as normal.
Of course there was also strawberry shortcake.
I also spent Saturday morning at the market and it was great to see the regulars again.
I will try to remember to take pictures next weekend.