Sandpoint, Idaho with the family and stayed at a dude ranch. There was some cooking involved as we had cabins with kitchens and shared meals. This cut down on the expense and was actually fun to cook together and eat our meals outside on a picnic table.
Yesterday my pop and I drove to the local farm to pick 70 ears of corn to store away for winter.
|shucked corn waiting to get blanched and frozen|
|Pop .... still a mid west farm boy at heart|
The corn was shucked, blanched with some left on the cob and some cut to leave more room in the freezer. Last year I canned corn and still have enough left to last through this winter.
|shucks drying in the shed for winter tamales|
There's no denying that autumn is just around the bend; our mornings are crisp ... and the day's are slow to heat. The gardens are winding down. Apples are filling out and limbs need propping up. Raspberries are starting to put on a second crop ... tomatoes are turning red (FINALLY). Lettuce is bolting, onion tops are flopping over. And .. I've noticed the hummers have gone with the last of the summer breeze.
Soon ducks will fill the sky with their honking ... then I'll be happy for a rest from gardening and farm girl work.
How is your summer or winter winding down?