No, she did not discover the electric fence with her nose…but it was something electric. I was working at the kitchen table and suddenly my 14 yr old Australian shepherd backed out from under the table at the speed of sound.
Next thing I hear is a yelp and Zorra running up the stairs and hiding. Zorra had decided to chew on a lamp cord and was properly shocked. She has not gone under the table since …instant correction……..but oh so shocking!
The apples and pears this year have been fantastic!Wild grapes have been very prolific(once I discovered where they were hiding)and the damson plums have been delicious but expensive. White pumpkins have arrived and I made two batches of pumpkin pickles during the week. I am planning to make apple pie filling, lemon pear cardamom preserves and maybe pickled pears during the next 3 days.
Ah….canning season in full swing. I just wish the Red Sox were good enough
to get to the World series.It’s not that I am a rabid baseball fan, but my husband and I listen to the game while I can and we both miss it when there is no Red Sox game. When the play-offs start I will be canning late into the night , listening to a Baseball game with teams I do not care about.
It is amazing how long it takes to process 213lbs of plum tomatoes before they start to deteriorate. Last year the tomato harvest
occurred over a month and half period ,but this year everything seems to be ripening at the same time. It is awesome to have so much wonderful produce,but so little time to complete this herculean task.
In between preparation of the tomatoes and roasting them, I am trying to make jelly,jam,pectin
and pickles……….But the bounty will soon decrease and the pace will slow…….I hope.
I have picked 37lbs of Raspberries, 47lbs cucumbers ,24lbs of the cucumbers are for pickling and the rest are for Indian Style Cucumber Relish and Cucumbers with lemon. My neighbor Patty has been selling me her greenhouse tomatoes which I took possession of today,37lbs of small paste tomatoes and 35lbs of big paste tomatoes. My weekend has been filled with roasting tomatoes, canning pizza passata, preparing tomatoes and ingredients for Barbecue Relish. Tomorrow I will be making pickles, more pickles, then back to the tomatoes and barbecue relish.
We have taken on a Pembroke Corgi who was being fostered by our vet’s niece who is a dog trainer and behaviourist. Her name is Zorra(Spanish for fox) and she is faun with a white streak on the back of her head. She is 8-10 months old and is a very nice dog! So now she is one of the 1482 Wild Dogs!
I am looking at 2 boxes of Plum tomatoes one box weighs 34 lbs and the other box weighs 37lbs. I also received 21lbs of baby beets and have 10lbs of cucumbers that Brandon is planning to make sour pickles for home use only. It will be a late night!