Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sunny Days

It's a beautiful sunny day here in Lynden and I've been outside for most of it! Three hours picking raspberries and peas! Another hour shelling and freezing! I did take some time to read the paper out in the sunshine during a little respite!! Here's the big picture of the garden. Hard to get it all and get it close enough for you to see.

Ran out of bowls, so dumped the peas into a lovely gift bag!!

Two bowls of red and two of white, but forgot to take a pic of those!! It's hard to tell, but the berries are so BIG this year! They fit over my finger and are about an inch long! They are so tasty and beautiful!

Getting ready for the freezer. I freeze them on cookie sheets and then put them in freezer bags. This way they don't stick together and get all gooey. I don't spray my berries, so I don't wash them before I freeze them, or ever I guess! I love to just eat them frozen out of the bag, sometimes with a little sugar on them. They are to die for fresh, with a little vanilla coffee creamer poured over them!!!

These are Champagne berries and I actually like these better than the reds, fresh. They are sweeter and milder. They don't keep very well though, so they need to be eaten right away. I don't think that they taste very good frozen, like the reds better for that!

One thirty foot row of yellow and two of the reds. More than I need, but it's fun to share!

Here are the peas, zucchini, beets and summer squash.

A front quarter with lettuce, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Swiss chard, carrots and sunflowers (not blooming yet!).

The corn is about 4 ft. tall and the pumpkins (my favorite) are blossoming and putting out cute little punkies!! I would be happy to grow a field of pumpkins...maybe in Heaven!

Baked a few batches of cookies, paid bills , balanced the checkbook and now that it's almost 5:00, maybe I'll get that shower in!! Salmon for dinner and a nice relaxing evening!!


  1. OH HUNNY!!! That LOVELY garden of yours! You are soooooo ammmaaaazzzzing!!! I think you did enough today to fill up a whole week. Take a break girl.
    Looking forward to doing Seabold Vintage Market with you this weekend!
    Love ya,
    your SIL

  2. wow! what a lovely day! what a great place to be!

  3. You love to share and I LoVe it when you share. This is working out quite nicely. Especially for moi.

    Do you ever put your toes up and just look at the garden?

  4. Hi Holly - I love your beautiful garden - you have worked so hard on it and are now enjoying the benefits!!! I grew up canning in the kitchen with my mom . . . it is one of my fondest memories!!!

    It was so good to see you and Meagan at our summer-flea . . . Thank you for spending some time with us!!!

    happy summer!! - liz

  5. Holly I posted some great pics of you at the Seabold Vintage Market on my blog today. Check it out Sistah!!!
    Love ya,