We went blueberry picking about a month ago and again a couple weeks ago and altogether hauled away about 15 lbs of blue-purplish balls of yumminess.–“like a plum,” Laird says of the blueberry. Our freezer is getting fuller and fuller every weekend as I try to savor and preserve every flavor reminding me of summer for the coming fall and winter. So far all we have are frozen strawberries, blueberries and corn, this is in addition to a pantry stocked full of strawberry jams. But, I’d love to freeze green beans, peaches and who knows what else in there as well. Whenever I say “let’s just stick in the freezer,” I can feel Curt’s look. This is the “there-is-no-room-in-the-freezer-crazy-woman” look. So I’ve taken to canning also, which I’ll post about later. We’ve also used our solar dehydrator to sun dry fresh tomatoes, peaches and, well, bananas (although those aren’t local).
Anyway, here are some pictures from our fun days picking berries and the slowly ripening produce from Laird’s garden. We relished our fresh broccoli, green beans, chard, cucumbers (just 3), jalapenos, potatoes, basil and soon to be ready (?) tomatoes.