Monday, June 26, 2006

First Fruits (and veggies)!

Amidst the hectic week, we were actually able to enjoy the first "crop" from our little garden. We had our first major zucchinis that we picked and ate last week. Now, we are knee-deep in our little harvest! And the cucumbers, peppers and tomotoes aren't too far behind. There is something so satisfying about enjoying something you planted, tended and grew yourself! However, Benjamin could care less about the veggie garden, he does love all of the flowers, and seems to always have his nose (or whole face) in one.
Along with our zucchini, we have also been enjoying apricots by the truckload. We have five apricot trees along the side of the house and in the back yard that always seem to do so-so, usually do to hail or wind damage in the spring. But, this year we have so many sweet little apricots, we don't know what to do with ourselves. I picked pounds and pounds of them last night and am going to try my hand at putting them up in the morning! We'll see how it goes, I am certainly a novice, I never dreamed I would be making homemade preserves-- but if all goes well, some of you may get your very own jar in the near future!

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