Glad you could stop by. We are on the move to live our dream in the country!!!!
But in the meantime, we are a homeschooling family living a down to earth lifestyle in an earthquake prone New Zealand city.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Yippeee...beginning of the summer harvest
We are beginning to reap the benefit of our new garden at last. Not only are the chickens happily providing us with 5 eggs each day, some of our seedlings planted in October are ready to harvest.
I spent last night blanching and freezing my first lot of broccoli. We have decided to freeze as much as we can at the moment, as is very hard to keep up with all this broccoli. Might do the same with the cauliflower as well when it's ready.
7 big heads of broccoli
I brought water to the boil in a large pot, placed broccoli under water for 1 min, then quickly removed placed into freezing cold water and left to dry on the bench. My first effort at this form of preserving and I thought I did rather well. 5 packets for the freezer weighing 605gm, 500gm, 575gm, 570gm and 720gm.
Plums are ready at the farm where our horse lives. Will wait for them to ripen then preserve somehow, not sure what I will do yet.
Welcome, I'm a christian wife to Alf and homeschooling mother to Alex (15) and Georgia (13). I love to share about homeschooling, family life, faith, gardening, living off the land, budgeting, losing weight, exercising, our pets & chickens and pretty much life in general. We currently live in an earthquake prone urban city in New Zealand, but are shifting to the country in 2012 to live our dream.