It IS all good in the long run…but does everything have to come at the same time? Our garden is coming in late this year. Probably due to the wet, cold spring. But coming in it is. The beets are here, the snow peas are showing up daily in amazing quantities, the green beans have started and I don’t even want to talk about the zucchini. He brings me between 5 and 10 zucchini EVERY NIGHT. It would just be nice if it spread itself out a bit.
Plus I have wonderful friends. Montana is a very giving place. Someone gave me 4 dozen eggs. We are talking farm fresh from their chickens. Mine aren’t laying yet so these are yummy eggs. But 4 dozen are more than I can use immediately. And I was gifted with 50lbs of apples and 18lbs of cherries. I know, WOW! But it all had to be dealt with. Like soon.
Oh, and we had the opportunity to buy some huckleberries. We really want to go pick some ourselves but our time right now just doesn’t allow it so we bought some at the weekly Superior Farmer’s Market. Whew! So guess what I did this weekend?
I now have 9 1/2 quarts of cherry applesauce and 8 half pints of huckleberry jam. Plus I made 8 quiches, 7 of which are now in the freezer for future dinners. I still have some eggs but they will serve me through the next weeks baking needs.
Today I woke up feeling just plain yucky and went back to bed and didn’t wake up until after noon. I am now baking blondies thanks to a recipe from my good friend Vicki at Orion Designs. I always bake for my husband’s fire meetings so the firemen have a nice snack at the end. Then I have to wax my Colby cheese so it can cure for 4 months, then it is on to dealing with about 5lbs of beans and snow peas. Oy! But I will be thankful come winter.
The blessings and curses of abundance.