My garden amazes me. So much food! The picture below is from one trip to the garden. The yucky styrofoam box is not pretty but useful and since it housed a gift someone sent us, it may as well get re-purposed, but it admittedly doesn’t do wonders for the photo.
The cabbage goes under the live it learn it category. The cabbages, all 8 of them are ready. This would be fantastic if it were cold out and I was filling the root cellar, however that is not the case, it is hot as can be, so I have shared some, and made several different versions of coleslaw. Tomorrow I’m going to try some new recipes. Hubby and I are not huge sauerkraut fans so I will try some relish recipes that will use some of the cabbage up. I am grateful for this garden and feel lucky! Many people lost their gardens to flooding this year.
My potatoes in buckets experiment seems to have worked just fine. I kicked over the bucket and this is what I found. Looks like a summer potato salad is in order! These little red potatoes are so pretty! I only tipped 2 out of the 8 buckets, so there are quite a few more.
In other areas on the farm there are raspberries starting, and cherries like crazy! I have made canned cherries, cherry jam, frozen cherries, and cherry syrup. All are delicious. I have been having cherries and homemade ice cream on these hot summer nights, but instead of having a few cherries on my ice cream, I actually have a little ice cream on top of my cherries:)
A premeditated cherry picking trip, that became an accidental mulberry gather, followed by signs of the beginning of blackcap season. It is all so delicious!