Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Harvesting In The Rain

Today looked much like this.....

That's right we had a nice gentle rain for most of the day. The grass and gardens sure needed it!

However I did manage to get out before the rain started up once again to pick herbs. The dehydrator was going great guns for most of the morning. I picked sage, oregano and basil. Here is my collection of dried herbs for the winter so far.

I am hoping to snip some thyme very soon. My plant is just not growing the way it usually does. I definitely need more sage as well.

I finished making the Bread and Butter Pickles.... Seven lovely pint jars, which will, along with the Pickles in a Bucket do us for the winter.

Every pint sealed which is a first. Usually I have to do the hot water bath twice for a couple of pints and even then one won't seal.

Supper tonight was a mish mash of leftovers.

I used up a bag of leftover roast beef from the freezer, a small leftover container of corn, a green onion from the garden, some mushrooms, the leftover roasted potatoes and the drippings from our Sunday roast. Added a can of condensed Cream of mushroom soup after saute everything else and heated the mixture through. I seasoned it with salt, pepper, and some garlic powder. Turned out pretty good served with fresh bread.

There was enough leftover to make a meal for Kris which is now residing in the freezer in a tinfoil container.

Even with the busyness of making pickles and drying herbs I found time to work on my cross stitch and read.

All in all a lovely way to spend a rainy day.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.


  1. looks like your harvest is going pretty well!

  2. Mmmmmmm....that sounds delicious!