I've been busy but not with quilty things. It's harvest time which is my favorite time of the year! I've been busy putting up vegetables for the freezer.
I had two and a half gallon bags full of green and purple beans thrown haphazardly together. I carefully snapped off the tops and bottoms, then flash boiled all of them in a huge pot, which I had to do in two rounds. This turned the purple beans green. Then I rinsed all the beans with cold water and packed them in quart bags. Once they were all neatened up, and packed tight, they only took up five quart bags. I was a bit disappointed because they seemed like such a ton of beans. But hopefully we will get more yet.
The onions are huge this year! Just amazing!
The jalapenos are tiny. I wish I had put my hand in the picture for perspective. These had been growing FOREVER and I just don't think they were going to get any bigger. We had salsa to make and couldn't wait any longer.
This was dinner the other night. Garden fresh salsa. All of the vegetables were from the local farm or our garden. Tomatoes, cilantro, onions, jalapenos. Then we added some spices and waited for it to all meld together in flavor. It was so delicious.
LilG is the only person who can get our cat, Fred, to lay next to him willingly. Here, he picked Fred up and put him on the couch and Fred stayed there. Fred won't do this for anyone else. No way no how. Fred spent two years in our local shelter and it has very much affected him. We all take whatever attention we can get from our adorable kitty.