Well here it is Monday and I am back with you again. We enjoyed our visit with family last week and had a little surprise from Mother Nature as well. For us our first frost here is about the middle of October but Jack Frost decided to visit early this year. Friday night September 12th we had our first frost of the season. A month ahead of schedule! We had a small cool front move through dropping those temperatures to the low 30's. We spent most of the day Friday picking what we could from the garden before the frost.
So with mounded bowls of produce on my tables and porches, I guess you can all guess what I will be doing for the coming week. It is a job washing, sorting and processing this much fruit and vegetables then preserving it. Normally I can somewhat take my time and concentrate on one crop at the time. SO this Monday morning as I drink my coffee I am serenaded by the soft whir of the dehydrator running. The roaster is full of tomatoes and I think every tray I own will be in the freezer with some sort of vegetable freezing on it.
The girls in the hen house are extremely happy with all this garden goodness coming their way of peelings, seeds and excess.
So as we enjoy the cooler temperatures and dig out those sweaters we hope that you all are enjoying the goodness of the season. The garden still has potatoes to be dug and the mustard greens and turnips are loving these cool days and growing like bad weeds.
I will not tarry today as I have lots to do but instead wish you all peace.
Blessings from The Holler
The Canned Quilter