Tuesday, August 22, 2006

August: Preparing for Harvest


August is the month when harvest begins. Although the apricots, berries, and garden produce have been abundant all summer long, the fall harvest is when foods used for winter preservation are ready. Corn, pumpkins, apples, grapes, walnuts, winter squash, pears. . .wonderful fruits and vegetables that provide antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and other elements for good health. Although all of these crops is not quite ready yet, they are ripening and growing, tantalizing the farmer and consumer with their lush vine and branch. Canning, freezing, and cooking in the autumn is a pleasure with the variety of fresh foods that are available.

4 comments:

  1. pinky7:02 PM

    mmmmmmm...who's garden is this? Anyone you know? Wish mine looked so organized!

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  2. Hehehe, my niece and her family were visiting from Florida recently. I knew she had been anxious to see what corn growing in fields looked like.

    When I asked her if she'd seen corn, she rolled her eyes and said "You can't miss it".

    I completely forgot there were corn fields galore on the country road to our house.

    I think corn is a thing of beauty, God's architecture.

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  3. Yes, corn is a thing of beauty! Grandpa has only four long rows this year; since Grandma died there hasn't been as much need for corn and he doesn't put it up for the winter like she did. It's enough for him and to share and we enjoy it so much!

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