Some of our vegetables grew
while we were away.
But not a lot of them.
My garden got hit with BLIGHT!
Our apple tree, tomatoes, zucchini and just about
anything else that grew!
Two things grew real well.
The basil and peaches.
With so much Basil, I needed to come up with
a way of preserving it.
Easiest way, freeze it.
Blanch the leaves in boiling hot water for 2 seconds.
Immediately, put them in ICE cold water.
Dry them completely.
Put them in between layers of parchment paper.
Use an air tight container.
Ready for freezing!
Our little freezer is so happy now
with all the peaches we have picked.
So is Tom!
Sadly, this is all we got out of the garden
before that nasty Blight got to it.
Well, it's the end of summer and I
thought I'd show you how
I entertained my grandchildren.
I made a big splash!
I've been doing this "dive" for years!
When I was in Junior High,
I went away to a summer camp.
There was a contest for the craziest dive.
Well, let's just say...
I went home one happy camper.
So long Summer!
It's been one to remember!
"While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease."