Here's what I've been canning:
First I had beets. My turnips died, not sure why??
next came the tomatoes so I have made diced tomatoes, green beans and whole tomatoes, and marinara
(not my tomatoes)
I've also made several batches of salsa. My watermelon and cantalope are dying. They were doing really good and just stopped growing. I picked one last night and we're eating that one. People at church told me I need sandy soil and dry conditions.
Gardening reminds me of the scriptures. Even though I have complained about the timing I am thankful for my garden. I love being able to reap the harvest of all my labor. The bounty of the food that follows a long hot, dry summer. It does remind me though of all the beautiful gifts that God has given to us. I love the quiet of nature and spending time in the garden. I think we can grow closer to him by taking some time to reflect upon all the beauty in the everyday.
How does your garden grow?? As you go about your week I hope you will take time to reflect and enjoy the everyday beauty that surrounds us...have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the fruits of your labor!