August Harvests

For most teachers, Back to School means stocking up on notebooks, pencils, and other supplies for their classrooms. I teach online, and I don’t stock up on computers (thank goodness!). Instead, August gets me into a Stock the Pantry and the Freezer type of frenzy.

Last Wednesday while I was simmering tomato sauce in two crock pots, I harvested lettuce again. It’s been a strange year for lettuce, but I’m not complaining.

Roughly 1 1/2 pound of lettuce, mostly Romaine and red leaf

Roughly 1 1/2 pound of lettuce, mostly Romaine and red leaf

I’ve made two batches of applesauce with tart cherries. This is delicious. I may never buy applesauce from a grocery store again.

Tomatoes are driving me nuts because they’re almost ready to pick. They’ve been “almost ready” for days now. I’m almost salivating with desire for that first taste!

Not much of a harvest here, but there will be more. To see other gardeners and their weekly harvest. go to Daphne’s Dandelions. I enjoy seeing gardens from elsewhere in the U.S. every Harvest Monday!

3 thoughts on “August Harvests

  1. Homemade applesauce is just so much better than the store bought stuff. Last year during apple season I canned 70 pints for my husband. He would have eaten twice that much if I’d made it as he has it for dessert almost every night. I haven’t started this year’s batches, but maybe in a couple of weeks.

  2. Every harvest is a good harvest! And you’re right, homemade *everything is better than store bought anything…once you’ve tasted the difference it’s nearly impossible to go back! 🙂

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