While these cherries are not from our garden, we are blessed with free cherries every year. My husband picks up the wood each year that the men would have to stand around and burn all day long. They think we are doing them a favor while they are actually the one’s doing us a favor. They give us free wood and then free apples and free cherries from the orchards around here each year. I believe the kids and Dad have picked 10 boxes this year. Many were split due to the rain so we are worried about how they are going to profit this year.
These strawberries are from our garden. Many, many daughter plants came from the original 240 plants or so that my husband planted last year. Our freezer is full and we delight in having them in our smoothies, for freezer jam and the pies I still need to make. We are into raspberries too so I made a raspberry cobbler the other day. : )
My homemade raw tahini…. I’ll have to post the recipe next time. It’s delicious.
Our turnips have won us over more than anything this year. We cannot indulge in these enough. We cook the greens lightly in just a tad of water and steam the turnips separately. Lots of butter on both and a little parmesan on the greens and it makes for such a healthy and wonderful addition to your main meal.
The greens of the turnips…
Some of our strawberries this year…
Every afternoon while the littles are napping, the kids help out Dad in the garden. They even helped Dad pick some raspberries at 8:00 last night before bed as we didn’t want to lose any. They especially love to help Dad at night before heading to bed to read.