Saturday, July 30, 2016

Busy Farm Day

This has been a busy day of harvesting on the farm.
This morning, we picked tri-colored beans for canning bean pickles,
as well as a few cucumbers for a half gallon jar of refrigerator dills.
Some of the beans went into this yummy garden-fresh stew!

We have been pulling our Walla Walla Sweet Onions for a few weeks now, 
but just one at a time to cook with or to eat raw on salad.
This was the day to harvest the remaining Sweet Onions.
The storage onions are a few weeks behind these.

It is also time to harvest garlic.  
We grow two heirloom German varieties, 
and an heirloom Italian cultivar.  
Over the years,
they have become intermixed, 
but we don't care,
as they are all large, well formed, delicious,
 and they store well for several months 
in our basement root cellar.

 This little lady or gent (don't know which!)
was helping me harvest garlic.
Love the color and form of these praying mantis!
Don't see very many,
so I felt like this one was blessing my day!

Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you bountiful blessings.


Laurie said...

Your produce looks so healthy and I'm sure it is delicious. The praying mantis seems to think so. Would love to know how you make your garden-fresh stew.

Out on the prairie said...

Looks real nice, you got some good size on those onions