This is one of my favorite times of the year. Every year I have this compulsion to get ecstatic, and bore many of you about the harvest from my raised garden beds!
This year, admittedly, I had to think carefully before saying it is a favorite, as in this province of Canada, at the moment there are 160 odd wildfires burning up all our trees, plants and whatever else comes their way. It seems really selfish to be enjoying the fruits and veggies of my labor, while others suffer so much misery.
Amazing. Today there was no sign even of the red ball sunrise. But now I see a faint sign that there is light through the surreal color of the landscape around.
Today Floridians are streaming out of their homes as Hurricane Irma whips towards their area with incredible ferocity. It has already left a trail of destruction behind, and no one can imagine what will still happen as its actual path is still unknown.
But I can say it's still pretty exciting to be dealing with the harvest that happens every year at this time. With watering restrictions, I'm thankful to be able to continue veggie gardening thanks to my drip irrigation system in the raised beds. Today I'm gathering an armful of fragrant basil from the garden, and using it, some onions and garlic, plus LOADS of ripe tomatoes from the garden to make my easy famous roasted tomato sauce that can be used all winter for various dishes. You can find the recipe by clicking here.
That’s why I have yet another green bean crop just starting to produce now. It’s higher than the shed it’s growing up against, and you just never know...
Tastes from the garden!
All this makes me realize how precious freedom, peace, love and good health are in our everyday lives. I feel like one of the most fortunate people I could ever imagine.
Seems there’s more than one way to define wealth.
My heart goes out to all who are suffering today.