Yesterday, I temporarily deferred my equal rights ideologies and stepped back (way back) into a hunter-gatherer role, trailing along behind the man of the house, picking berries while he did the manly task! There are so many beautiful ripe blackberries on our property, but they are so hard to get to. At the best of… Continue reading Hunter-gatherers
My husband and I were raised by a generation that admonished us to eat everything on our plate and never let food go to waste. We somewhat reluctantly shelled peas, cut beans, picked gooseberries and pulled endless weeds from the time we could help until we left home. It was therefore somewhat of a relief… Continue reading Unexpected Figs
Fig jam We had planned to take it easy last night, but the fig tree had other ideas! We arrived home shortly after 4:00 p.m. after driving through a thunderstorm only to find our sub-division bone dry and a fig tree weighed down with beautiful, ripe figs. We picked 15 pounds of figs in about… Continue reading Lavender and figs
Figs - July 2016 Just like last year, I am back to trying to beat the mocking bird to the ripe figs by picking figs early morning and late afternoon. He gets one or two, especially the ones at the top of the tree, but I don't mind so long as I have enough to… Continue reading Just jamming…
Figs: We have had a fig tree in our yard for 10 years, but have left most of the figs for the birds until this summer. As our thoughts moved toward retirement and how and where we want to spend it, I decided to retry canning -- something I have done sporadically since learning how… Continue reading Experimenting with canning.