Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Harvest

It's that time of year....the harvest! The garden did very well this year. We've had a ton of raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, bumper crop of summer squash and zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, cantelope, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, pumpkins (picture at a later time!), corn, popcorn, and acorn squash. the deer got the beans. All in all, it was a pretty good year, considering that it didn't rain much this summer.

Here is our latest batch of salsa. When you come, you will get to try our yummy salsa and chips!

Check out this raspberry pie! It is a new recipe I tried...can you tell that we like it :o) Wish you were all here to enjoy it with us.

We also got 300 pounds of honey! Wowzer!! That is a LOT of little honey bears running around here! Gordon always has the biggest grin as he is putting the honey in the containers. He just grins and says 'I earned this honey with all of the stings I got!' They were busy little bees...that includes my busy little bee, Gordon! Let the word out that Gordon is selling his local Maryland honey....and let me just is beyond yummy!!!

I have been a busy bee myself :o) I have been working on a couple of quilts. Here is my first t-shirt quilt. I will be making another t-shirt quilt soon. They will serve as my samples as I try to promote my quilting business...both machine quilting and making memory t-shirt quilts for people. Sooooooo....If you know anyone looking for someone to quilt their quilts or have a bunch of t-shirts they don't wear but want to keep, let them know I will make them a scrapbook quilt full of their memories! (for a price of course ;o)


Melissa Fisk said...

Oooooh!! Just reading your blog made me hungry! If there's ever a disaster we're headed to your place. I can't imagine anyone else who must have a yummier food storage: honey. berries, salsa... The quilts look great too! (We thought about you as we walked through the home arts exhibit at the state fair--have you ever entered your quilts in the fairs?)

jen&john&maddy said...

I like the idea that the honey bears are "running around" your house. I think you should blame the honey bears for anything that goes wrong. "My vacuum won't work - those darn honey bears!" "Where's all the pizza, Gordon? It's those darn honey bears!" See how this could work to your advantage?

Carrie said...

Nope - I've never entered a quilt in the fair. Maybe someday...I'm a big chicken...cluck cluck :o)

I like the ideas of blaming the honey bears.....hmmmmmmm....I can see the advantages of that one!

Kelly said...

Can I just say that the last two comments on here are the hang your head low and pretend your not related! Blame it on the bears!