Sorry I’ve not been around. I’ve had a couple of life hiccups the past week. Of all things, a summer cold took me down hard. I’m grateful to be on the mend now.

The last food preservation project I did before getting sick was to make a batch of Pineapple Zucchini. There were leftovers that I couldn’t let go to waste so … Oscar learned how to can Pineapple Squash!

Oscar’s first canning project!

When he took the jars out of the canner he said, “That’s it? That’s all there is to it?” Yep. Easy! I doubt the experience will make him a lifelong canner but the rising generation has been taught.

Today I packaged up the corn harvested from the garden and put it in the freezer for the chickens. If you think it’s weird that I’m growing things in the garden to feed my chickens, you obviously haven’t seen how much the price of chicken feed has risen!

The chickens will have some nice corn to eat this winter as a treat

Oscar also had to do all the harvesting from the garden and besides the corn, we got our first watermelon. It split because of the abundance of rain but the chickens sure enjoyed it. Naturally, there were more zucchini to harvest. He also picked the first kabocha pumpkin. I think I’ll try to roast it when the temperature drops enough to have the oven on again.

Kabocha pumpkin

Today, I also chopped three more zucchini and put them in the dehydrator.

Zucchini in the dehydrator

I made a little progress after being down for so long. It feels good!


One Comment on “HICCUPS

  1. and you waited til now to let me know?! Hope you are truly on the mend! ________________________________


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