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Friday, August 10, 2012

Farm Fresh Friday #15

Welcome to Farm Fresh Friday!

Oh, my goodness
I have fresh veggies
coming out of my ears...

yes, I said ears!!

Sweet corn season is upon us!!

We've been competing
with a lone raccoon
in our own garden!

He sneaks in during
 the night
for a snack...
nibbling on a few dozen 
 of the most
perfect ears of corn
in the garden!!

Thank goodness
we know where there is 
a bigger patch of sweet corn...

we raided our friends
sweet corn field on Saturday...

they planted a few dozen
ACRES of it!!

We came home with a nice load of it 
and got it all put up in the freezer!

Frozen sweet corn
tastes just like fresh off the cob
in the middle of winter!!

(and the raccoons haven't
figured out how to raid 
the freezer yet!)

Lately, we've been enjoying 
sweet corn and fresh red ripe tomatoes
at every meal!!

The tomatoes are piling up on me now,
ripening faster than we can eat...

tomorrow I'll be doing 
a batch of SAllsa!!

We have fresh peppers,
garlic, onions...
everything but the cilantro!!

(my cilantro is always done 
and gone to seed by salsa time!)

all of these great veggies
ready all at the same time...

I feel like I'm 
on an old episode of
"Beat the Clock"

We have such a short growing 
season here in the Dakotas!

When it's harvest time,
you better be on your toes
and ready to go, go, go...

The clock's been ticking here-

and I've been canning every 
chance I get!!

Not preserving all of this good fresh stuff
would just be sinful!!

Garden Fresh...

you just can't beat it!!

Please link up with us
and show us what's
in your backyard!

This is a place to share all things FRESH,
 homemade and/or home-grown.
There is no rule that it has to be made by you or grown by you,
just the fact that it was 
hand made or grown by somebody
and not mass-produced or imported from Timmbucktu is good enough for us!!

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Sall’s Country Life


Nancy Claeys said...

I have two 5 gallon buckets of tomatoes to process today -- thinking of doing just stewed tomatoes for a change. Have a great weekend, Lisa! xo

Country Gal said...

I am pleased to see your crops are good . A lot of farmers here have lost their crops due to the drought we have had or their crops haven't produced very well either , corn is one of them soo small . Awesome photos ! Have a good day !

cherry said...

From your Ball jars, veggies, sunflowers, basket of mints, beautiful babies and just plain awesome pictures I love stopping by.. I love everything about your blog and all the great things you share..
hugs enjoy your weekend it looks like you will be busy..

Deana said...

Thanks for hosting : )

Anna Hanley said...

Good Morning, I love, love, love fresh frozen corn in winter! Your photos are great enjoy everyone of them! Some day I will can my own tomatoes. You cannot beat the taste of fresh tomato sauce and meat balls. Enjoy your day, Anna

TexWisGirl said...

i'm glad you have your friends' field to raid for corn! :) the raccoon thanks you for your garden, i'm sure!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Fresh corn and tomatoes are just the best! Canned and frozen for use in the winter are second best. I used to do all that when I lived on the farm. I'm glad the raccoon hasn't learned how to raid the freezer. :0)

Candy C. said...

I thought it was just here in Arizona that the cilantro was here and gone before salsa season! LOL!!
I'm with Grandma Barb on the raccoon situation! ;-)

mary_smith said...

Hey there and Happy Friday!
You’re super awesome and I’ve nominated you for an award. Stop by and check it out!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

LOVE candy corn on the cobb!! I don't even use butter or salt when I'm eating candy corn!! The best thing about summer IS all the fresh veggies!! So good for you!!
You've been busy!!