A hot morning in the garden….

This past weekend we were camping in the mountains in Virginia and nearly got blown off during a very porwerful storm that swept through the mid-Atlantic on the Friday. But all is well that ends well  – noone but a couple of cars was hurt – and we made it home Sunday to our air conditioned house. Our eldest son whom we went to visit is coping with a week of boy scouts and no power yet… it was a massive storm. 3 million people without power in the states affected.

Here at home, the house was fine – but the poor tomatoes took a beating. So, the youngest and I worked on getting everyone propped back up and tied down. And we did some harvesting while we were at it.

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First, we pulled another row of carrots. I love pulling carrots. What I don’t love is how long it takes to scrub them clean.

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And then we harvested jalapenos…. and the few ripe tomatoes… another week or so, and we will be raking them in I think. Tomatoes that is. Jalapenos are already coming in thick and heavy. Just this morning – over 2 lbs from 3 plants!

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And of course, what to do with them all… so, a batch of Jalapeno Jelly was made – ready to put over cream cheese and served on crackers.. yummm… And some were just popped in the freezer. But there were these fat buddies:

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…I think I will make poppers out of them, and since I am the only brave soul that eats them, this should be plenty.

Almost time to pull the jelly out of the water bath…..

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The morning in the garden ends up taking most of the day!

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