Sunday, August 28, 2011

Garden was skunked, ever so mildly, but enough to notice. FIT really worked, took all of the added aroma away from my hard work. Now on to the cooking and freezing.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

1. This is my first experience with blueberry picking. For those of you who live in areas where you cant and WOULDN'T blueberry pick, this is how it is done. We drove out to some farm in the middle of somewhere, New York. My friend, who is an experienced picker, assured me this was the best place, for the quality and price.  Plus, we'd get home in time for lunch.
I was instructed on  how to prepare for this quest, by donning a two belted construction strung through the handle of a pail, and slung over my shoulder, and across my chest.
They grow on bushes that stand between 3 and 5ft. tall.
I was then told, to massage the clumps of berries. And it works! They fall into your hands.

2. Rinse and remove twigs, spiders, and grass hoppers that land on your refrigerator.
3. Frozen blueberries placed in a two cup freezer bag, for yummy pancakes this winter.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

This has been one of the nicest plants I have acquired this summer. It thrives in hot sun and has bloomed all summer. Very pretty show.