I started the day today by labeling and putting away the canned goods from yesterday. I had 9 pints of salsa and 5 pints of mixed pickles. We don’t have very much luck growing cucumbers so I have been looking for other things to make pickles out of that we like . These new pickles are leeks, green beans, green peppers and Swiss Chard stems. We will try them and see if there are any that we like as well as cucumbers. Then I did some sewing before breakfast. After breakfast Norman went to the lower garden and weeded until break, I picked blueberries. I got 3 quarts before we stopped for break. While we were having break I called Dunlap and they said they had canning tomatoes so we drove to Dunlap and got four 25 pound boxes. They look so good, and we will start making marina spaghetti sauce first thing in the morning. When we got back home Norman went back to the garden to weed a little more and I finished picking blueberries. I got another quart before I finished. When we planted the blueberries we put in three kinds, early, mid-season, and late. The early are now all finished, OH, there are a few green one still on those four bushes but not enough to count. The mid-season never have done much. Two of the four died that first spring and I replaced them with two from Lowes. One of those died and the other is doing alright. The two original mid-season bushes have a very few berries on them but they are about twice as big as the others, four berries are a hand full. The top four bushes are the late season and those have lots more green ones so will be still giving us berries for breakfast for another week.
The kitchen garden is now full of beans in bloom. In a week or so these will be all nice new green beans. There are four rows so we will have more from this planing that we got from the late one, so we will be busy again with canning beans.
it is hard to see but if you look carefully you will see two humming birds, one on each side of the feeder. I have two feeders and there are 7 or 8 pairs of birds at the feeders most of the day. They go through over a quart of sugar water each day.
And last but not least of the pears. They will be another month or more before they are ready to pick. These are the Moonglow pears, we didn’t get any Bartlett this year. That takes care of today. Have a great day.