I am so not that kind of girl. Dirt, heat, bugs, sweat, spiders, oh my. The benefits? Fresh veggies that taste terrific. Fortunately, the gardening that I find, well, icky, is like recreation to my husband, Lowell. He's already set up a place to start his seedlings and had his hands in the dirt, not to mention spent hours planning and preparing. He's a man with a mission. With our new way of eating lots and lots and lots of veggies and fruits, he's preparing to grow as many as he can. He's a master gardener.
Well, he's not really that kind of guy. Cooped up in the kitchen with boiling kettles, cutting up endless fruits and vegetables for hours? Not really Lowell's favorite way to spend an afternoon. To me, the challenge and the reward of filling all those little jars and hearing all those little pings as they seal just thrills me with satisfaction. I just love putting up. ~smile~ Just yesterday, we opened jars of Pear Honey that I created last summer with pears that Lowell harvested from our trees. Ooh, talk about a little jar of gold. On homemade wheat bread. Oh now that was delicious.
Once again, in the LORD's wisdom, opposites attract. So, we made a deal. He grows all he can. I'll can all he grows. Well, not exactly, but it looked cute when I typed it. We'll eat all we can, too. ~smile~ Because it's the LORD who brings the rain and causes the growth, we'll give, too.
I will be sharing recipes, cooking, and canning posts here as the year progresses. I have much to learn, and I look forward to sharing with you as I go.
Blessings to you from Harvest Lane Cottage!
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