Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Stocking up...........


Our harvesting continues and today we canned tomatoes. Aren't they pretty? :) The tomato harvest hasn't been huge due to blight, rain, etc. I'm very happy to have 5 quarts of canned tomatoes cooling on the cook stove. We have had plenty to sell in the farm stand on Saturdays as well. As long as we do not get a frost, we should have tomatoes for quite some time. Lots of green ones still on the plants. Tomorrow I'm going to try canning banana peppers. I have never raised them before but they grew well and I love them on sandwiches and with baked beans.

Many of the fall flowers are in bloom. Seems to be the year of yellow around the farm this year.

I love the yellow, these flowers are sunny and bright even on a cloudy day. The sunflowers have enormous heads this year and the little yellow goldfinches are helping themselves to the seeds already :) I have several different colored sunflowers and will have blossoms for sale in the farm stand this coming weekend.
A farm meal for dinner tonight; fresh burger, corn, cukes and tomatoes. Yummmmmmmm :)

14 comments:

Candy Duell said...

Everything looks great, it is so nice to see someone with enough tomatoes to can. We had a very bad turnout with our tomatoes too, you did much better than we did.

Amy said...

Hi...I really enjoy your blog. I'm not sure if I've ever left a comment...today just wanted you to know I loved the pictures of your flowers. Have a nice evening.

Amy

Egghead said...

I love sunflowers. Their pretty little faces never fail to make me smile. Great looking tomatoes by the way.

Andora said...

Yes your maters look so pretty..My maters didn't do good,we had enough to have at our meals,but not to can..glad I had lots left over from last year..I really enjoy your blog...

Deb said...

Candy,
Thanks :) I'm sorry you had a tough time with tomatoes this year....so many folks did. Wish you were closer - I'd send you home with a bunch :)

Amy,
Thank you :) It always makes me happy when I know folks enjoy the blog and the photos I post. I love the farm and the opportunity to share it with others.
I hope you will visit often.
You have a nice evening as well.

Egghead,
Nice to see you here! I'm with you - no matter how down I'm feeling, those sunflowers always cheer me up :) Hope all is well with you.

Andora,
Thank you :) It can be so discouraging when Mother Nature seems to be against us. I lost my entire potato crop. I was so bummed - all that work and seed.....but I'm grateful for what I am harvesting. Hopefully next year will be better for all of us!
Thanks so much for stopping in. I hope you visit often :)

Callie said...

Those sunflowers are amazing! I thought one of the photos was of a tree until I clicked on it to see what kind of tree had yellow blossoms and then saw that it was a large stand of sunflowers.
They make me smile too :)

lisa said...

I had to pull my tomatoe plants today because of the blight, but I did get a half bushel of ripe good ones and some to put on the picnic table to ripen! A friend of mine gave me sunflower seeds that will grow multiple heads of flowers on one stem! We had to order tomatoes from a local farm market just so I would have enough to can for the winter! Take care!

kristi said...

Sunflowers in Autumn are just so wonderful!! You posted some recipes last year, one was for everlasting coleslaw, could you send me those recipes in email or repost it? It was a wonderful post you did!

Sue said...

Your tomatoes look awesome. I never did get any....we had our first frost 2 days ago. They are toast.
The sunflowers are so pretty. Lucky finches!

threecollie said...

Yellow here too!

Tammy said...

It's a beautiful sight! Something so satisfying about putting food by. Harvesting tomatoes here have been a slow slog too. I've never seen so many devouring insects.
Tammy

Gayle said...

So many tomatoes! Yum. I hope I can be so lucky next year with my harvest. I love sunflowers. Do you stake each one or are they holding each other?

Texan said...

I have seen sunflowers on a few blogs now... I have to plant them this next year for sure!! I don't know why I never have in the past...

Yummy on the fresh produce from your garden!!

DayPhoto said...

We have been too wet this year and too cool for too long. Although we did warm up for a couple of weeks. My tomatoes are barely starting to come on, love eating them, but every night it feels like fall is close,very close!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpres.com