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Monday, August 12, 2013

August 12th Harvest Report and Misc.


One cucumber and cherry tomatoes.  Got a few more of these potatoes this week but potatoes are all harvested now.  Didn't get a very good crop this year!


Blackberries, strawberries and my big blueberry harvest! LOL


I just love cleome and didn't know there could be this many blooms on one stalk!  So pretty in the garden!


More blackberries and strawberries.  Wish it could be the other way around!  We love strawberries but blackberries not so much!


More blackberries and getting cucumbers and tomatoes right along now.  I saw a sign on Pinterest that I liked!  It said, "Ring Doorbell, if no one answers Pull Weeds!"  I do believe that "Wonderful Gardener" should make that for me!  Don't you agree!!


I do love my lettuce for salads and able to find a little most of the time!


I was gifted with all this produce!  It looks like work and it is but this winter if prices keep going up I will be happy to have not been lazy and preserved it!  Most of the peaches went into a fresh peach pie yesterday and the tomatoes will be canned into tomato juice and the green peppers will be made into stuffed green peppers.  Any extra peppers will be cut up and frozen for pizzas or sauteing. Thank you friends Ann and Paul!


The end to a perfect day!!  I do love my ice cream cones and Bob can very seldom find orange pineapple ice cream which is his favorite.  We were in Pt. Huron, Michigan to go to a funeral and Londons dairy has orange pineapple ice cream!  Of course, I couldn't let him eat an ice cream cone without me!!


24 comments:

nutmeg gardener said...

What excellent friends to gift you with that nice produce! Your berries look wonderful too. You know, one of my closest friends grew up in Port Huron and she still goes there regularly to visit family. Neat to see that picture and you having such a nice time together. Your husband has good taste in ice-cream, orange pineapple is one of my favs too.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi nutmeg gardener, Yes, they are wonderful friends and have a great garden! We lived in Pt. Huron for a little over 33 years and my husband was born and raised there! Maybe they know each other! Wouldn't that be something! Thanks for commenting! Nancy

Daphne said...

I don't think I've ever had orange pineapple ice cream, but it sounds delicious. And with all those blackberries have you ever tried blackberry ice cream? It is my dad's favorite.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Daphne, Not very many places around here carry Orange Pineapple ice cream but you will have to try it if you can find it. I have never made any kind of ice cream!! I think maybe I will try blackberry syrup though to put on my pancakes! Thanks for commenting! Nancy

Ben said...

Looks like you had a great week, especially for those blackberries!!

Now I want a blackberry pie or some jam. :)

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hello Ben, Not a lot of produce but enough. Lots of blackberries this year! Now to find time to take care of all the things! Thanks for commenting! Nancy

Jenny said...

Wonderful harvest, especially berries!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Jenny, Thanks! Blackberries are doing so well this year for just two bushes. Thanks for commenting! Nancy

Bernideen said...

What great veggies you are getting and lovely flowers. I remember that my Grandmother had a flower like that in her garden!

Felecia Cofield said...

Hi Nancy! I'm with you on the blackberries! I do extract the juice from them and make jelly from the juice. It's delicious! The blackberries and strawberries stopped producing about a month or so ago. I would love to be gifted some peaches and other produce! It's so nice to have gardening friends! That looks like a wonderful place to sit and eat ice cream! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!

Audrey said...

Hi Nancy... always happy to see your harvest. Love the Cleome bush. May have to look into finding one of those as they are drought tolerant.
Thanks for sharing. Yes, you could not let Bob eat ice cream by himself, now could you?
Beautiful.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Such a great harvest! What..Orange pineapple ice cream, I have never heard of it!!

Carol

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen, Thanks! Cleome must be an old fashioned flower than! I just love to grow them. Thanks for visiting! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Felecia, I have frozen some of the blackberries until I get enough to do something with but wondering how you go about juicing them? Finally got the tomato juice finished today! Thanks for commenting! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Audrey, I hope you do try the cleome flowers. I bought seed a few years and save the seed or they reseed also. I love ice cream anytime! That is my problem! Thanks for commenting! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Polka Dot Closet, We have not found Orange Pineapple ice cream around here and it is hubby's favorite. Me I like more than one kind. I love ice cream! My one weakness! LOL Thanks for visiting! Nancy

lynn said...

orange pineapple-sounds yummy:) but, i might be the only person on earth that doesn't like ice cream. now, your strawberries, they are yummy:) have a great day, nancy:)

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi lynn, How could you not like ice cream!!!! LOL It sure is a weakness of mine! Thanks for commenting! Nancy

Debbie Borthwick said...

Wow, your harvest looks yummy! I only planted a few tomato plants this year, I knew I wouldn't have the time to look after more.
My husband is from Sarnia, he used to visit Port Huron regularly growing up. We visit his family there often, but I've only been over the river a couple of times.
Thanks for the visit today!
Debbie :)

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Debbie, Thanks! It is a small world. The funeral we went to was in Sarnia. It is more of a hassle getting across the bridge now as you need passports. Luckily ours was still good. Thanks for commenting! Nancy

Lisa said...

Love your ice cream photo as we love ice cream here too. Beautiful scenery. That should be one of your Christmas photos?! You are harvesting more than us, as our garden seems to have pooped out and quit. What terrific friends!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Lisa, Ice cream is sure a weakness for me! We are lucky enough to still be harvesting a little here and there! Thanks for commenting! Nancy

Home and Garden said...

hello nancy
wow what a beautiful harvest. all that looks yummy!!
you asked me somethings about my elderflower vinegar.
my recipes for a simple salad dressing
3part canola oil, 1part elderflower vinegar,salt a little sugar and pepper to taste. i use my salad dressing for lettuce.
wish you a nice week,
regina

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Home and Garden, Thanks for taking the time to post the elderflower vinegar for me!! Glad you could visit! Nancy