I've been starting to worry that I've been being too much of a grasshopper of late.
Sure, I've got a great garden going, full of potential yet, but it seems like I ought to have more put up for the winter already. So far, I just have strawberries, blueberries, jams (strawberry and raspberry), and a few beets frozen, plus a bunch of onions cured for storage in a "root cellar" (more on that later, when I finish figuring out exactly what I'm doing for that!). I don't have anything canned yet at all. I guess it is still pretty early for having much put up here in Michigan; if I remember right, last year it was mostly the end of August and September I was doing most of my "harvest" (harvested from the farmers market) and I had to stop early because we moved at the beginning of October.
I should also take solace in the fact that my freezer is almost full of something, which is a really good sign, and I really don't want it to get too much more full or I won't have enough room for the venison that I expect to be getting to keep us supplied with meat for the next year, hence the need to start canning. Here's what's growing around the Trailer Park Homestead (maybe that will make me feel better too):
|Sights like this do not do anything to ease my mind! The dang birds are eating the sunflower seeds almost as fast as they develop! Maybe tying a plastic grocery bag around each of the sunflower heads would help?|