One of the reasons for this blog is to report activities related to the garden, yard, plants and barnyard critters. So the last two days are very relevant.
Berry-wise we picked about a quart of each raspberries and blackberries. I will destroy the blackberry bushes which were at the end of their season. The raspberries were also at the end of their season although both berries will generate a few more berries in the next several days. By the way, it's September 8th.
We thinned the beets and pickled a bit more than one quart. The apples and pears were ready so they were picked also. The pears are sitting on the counter waiting to complete their off-tree ripening. The apple crisp, the last of the apple preservation process, just came out of the oven. The apple sauce, a blend of apples from the two different trees, are canned and frozen. The better apples were peeled, sliced and frozen for future pies. The peeling is done with a hand-cranked peeling machine with Denvy as the cranker. Gail does the clean up and cutting. The sauce cooks until the apples are soft and then run through a coriander, then bagged or placed in jars.
Weatherize it's a perfect late summer day, cool and overcast in the morning, clear and mild by noon and warm and sunny in the afternoon, followed by clear crisp evenings and nights. Life is good, even if the blog is boring.