Friday, October 17, 2008

It's Harvest Time!

Before we had a hard frost last week I spent the morning gathering the last of my garden produce. This basket of herbs made the kitchen smell sooooo good. By the time I'd picked the rosemary, thyme, basil and spearmint, my hands smelled like a mixture of all the herbs.
I put the herbs on screens for the dehydrator so I'll have them to use throughout the winter season until I have fresh herbs again next summer.

I also picked the grapes that were hanging on the pergola on the backyard patio. I didn't think I'd have that much but by the time I had picked all I could reach I had 5 gallons of grapes.

The sink was full of grapes as well as a couple of old ice cream buckets. It was a bountiful grape growing season.

And there are still plenty of grapes left on the pergola for the birds to feed on all winter.
I steamed the grapes and made juice which will be used later to make jelly, jams or just to be added to lemonaide for a good drink.
It's been a busy harvest time--gathering the garden produce and getting stocked up for a long winter season. It's a good feeling to be able to enjoy the produce from my gardens all year long.


Tami said...

I was wondering how your grapes did this year. Looks like another productive one.

And the Mrs. Green Thumb is still at it! I just don't have much green in me. I love seeing and learning tid bits here and there though.

Celeste Adams said...

Those grapes look wonderful. It was great reading your blog. I miss hearing what you and your family are up too. It was nice having you at our house every day. We loved all of your creativity. It looks like you are staying busy though. I guess that runs in your genes. I don't think any of the Beck's will slow down anytime soon. Feel free to check out our blog.