Saturday, September 29, 2012

Happy Sunday: Season's Gleanings!

Grape tomatoes.
The last of the last of the last...kind of sad.
There's really nothing else in the world like a vine-ripened tomato!

Happy day to my friends.  

Drop me a line, let me know what state you read me from, if you would and a little about what you've been up to lately.

For me, it's been getting everything I can out of the garden and either canned, dried, or frozen.

Would love to hear from you...  

You've all been so quiet lately!


aimee said...

I agree with you on vine ripened tomatoes and am SO very thankful for our neighbor who has kept me amply supplied this year. Our weather in the Pacific NW continues to be dry and warm so, hopefully, there will be more coming:) BTW--your tomatoes look gorgeous!

Recently I made my first roasted salsa, a pie from our heirloom apples, froze some apple pie filling for later and some apple butter. They all turned out well although my apple butter could have been a bit thicker and my pie's top crust a bit nicer looking:)

Still have plenty of apples and some pears left in the garden and then grapes, kiwi, lingonberries, evergreen huckleberries and--maybe--some figs.


PS: Been making my usual day trips too--mostly to the coast and mountains.

denise said...

Florida,just trying to beat the heat. denise

Kristy said...

HI Joni, I'm next door in Indiana. I've been trying to get this blog off the ground. Thanks for being my one and only follower. Other than that, fall activities have been keeping me busy. Soccer, homecoming, corn maze with scouts today and our adult couple friends and us are planning to go on a Haunted wagon tour of our town in October. Dad turns 89 today so birthday party for him after the maze. I love fall! No time to can anything lately. Cheers

Angela said...

Hi Joni, Here in Ga tomatoes long gone. On to the fall garden- lettuce, kale, turnip greens, and beets planted! Doing fall decorating and going camping next weekend- yay!Will get our pumpkin and a bushel of apples in the N. Ga mtns. Happy fall! Angela

Anonymous said...

Viewing your beautiful blog from Missouri. Had a small garden but the drought destroyed it. I gave up watering and fighting in the 100 degree temps. Fortunately, my neighbor supplied us with tomatoes and cukes. Was able to make pickles which I thought was not going to happen this year.

Echoes From the Hill said...

I'm sending this from Colorado.
We have been making lots of applesauce, pear butter, and freezing gallons and gallons of raspberries. A lot of them will be used for jam and jelly for Christmas gifts. I'm planning large gift baskets of homemade goodies. My kids think that home canned items made with homegrown food is the best!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Joni -
Our tomatoes have finished, still getting green beans and hope to have my last planting of them produce soon.
Jalapenos, cayenne peppers, carrots.
Just planted garlic for spring.
I'm enjoying fall!

lil red hen said...

Charlotte from Arkansas ~ I love reading your blog, especially the patriotic rants! I quilt when the farm chores, cattle, chickens, and kitties, are done for the day. We were in extreme drought all summer, so there were no garden goodies.

Meadowcreek said...

Hi from Wisconsin! The garden basically froze out a week or so ago. I'm finished canning until I go get some apples, and then of course venison after deer hunting. We've been selling pumpkins on a trailer out by the road and are also getting the garden cleaned out and ready for next spring.
I love your blog, especially the Patriot rants.

Lisa/Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl said...

What a beautiful farm and blog you have! New follower here. I hope I can persuade you to share at my Blog Fest:

T said...

Reading your blog from the great state of Texas! Four weeks ago today I had my third child, first baby boy, so I have been busy loving on that little man as much as possible. Our garden was done and over with by the time the Texas July heat set in. My husband planted a few rows of carrots, broccoli, lettuce and spinach for a fall garden but sadly the weeds have taken over. Love your blog!

Becka said...

Hi Joni-
Finally getting caught up on my blog reading! I'm reading you from Northern California. Gardening is done here, as we finally canned up the last of the tomato sauce a few weeks ago. Believe it or not we are still getting tomatoes though. Just picked one last night for BLT's.
Enjoy your day.