Monday, July 29, 2013

First Picking

Tonight I went in search of squash bugs who are wreaking havoc on my plants and was surprised to find I had a full-fledged harvest on my hands.

I filled a 3- gallon bucket with zucchini, a yellow squash, 15 green chilis and a big handful of jalapeƱos.

This little picking will result in quinoa and chili stuffed zucchini, fresh salsa, zucchini bread and a garden omelet. Yum! To keep things as homegrown as possible, I'll use our garden tomatoes that we canned three years ago for the salsa, and farm fresh eggs for the omelet and zucchini bread. Our new tomatoes are abundant but green so we 'll be waiting a bit for them otherwise they'd be anchoring the salsa.

I love the harvest! I love this time of year when we start bringing to the table the fruits of our labor. I'm so grateful I felt well enough to plant and tend our tiny garden this year. And, I'm eagerly anticipating the corn, beans, eggplant and winter squashes that are still coming along.

It's time to plant for a fall harvest and I think this is the year I'm going to join in that tradition. I'm grateful, too, for the land and water to grow our food and critters. We're so blessed!

Hope you've had a great summer!

Love from the farm,