Monday, May 11, 2009

Elderberry Flowers

Elderberry flowers growing in clusters in our yard and all over town by the side of roads. I'll be harvesting the berries for tincture and wine.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

pickling day

One of my Rouge vif d'Etampes (cinderella) pumpkins which I love to see every morning and can't wait to try. :) We have five or six of these growing on the vines.
Two Charentais melons... Now I wish I'd planted more. This is another first in our garden. I was hesitant to plant too many in case they didn't do well in our Florida soil/weather. They are looking just fine, and I can't wait to try them. If they taste as good as they look... watch out! We'll have buckets of these next Fall.
Early morning corn shower.
Today's cucumber harvest.
It's looking like a pickling kinda day. Last week we had more than twice this many cucumbers and pickled over two gallons of them, ate cucumber salads, relish... and gave away some too. I used four different cucumber pickle recipes, hopefully we'll all agree on the same favorite. ;)
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