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Buried in peppers!

Friday, October 04, 2013

This morning, I went out first thing to harvest our overloaded pepper plants before the cold front moves in tonight. Now I have bushels of peppers (sweet and hot) that will need to be processed in some way or another over the next couple of days. Every year I tell my husband in the spring, "Let's keep the garden small this year. Remember that it is just the two of us most of the time now." And every year, he is like a kid in a candy shop when it comes to planting. We always end up with too much even when we try to give it away. I guess it is the old farmer in him....dream big! Anyway, it's not the first time that I find myself buried in produce, searching the web for new and interesting recipes, pulling out the canning jars and freezer boxes and rolling up my sleeves to spend a few hours in the kitchen with a knife in my hand.....and I don't guess that it will be the last!

I'm thankful that I live in a time and place where my biggest problem of the day is what to do with all of the food I have. Come to think of it...that is my biggest problem MOST days. It's a problem that much of the world would love to have and I need to remember that and be grateful.

Have an outward looking, praise offering, enjoy every minute kind of weekend, everyone!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TUDAFD 10/10/2013 8:08PM

    I love making sliced pickled peppers with my crop. Although they are labor intensive, they are always a big hit. emoticon

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JOFIT7 10/4/2013 11:37AM

    agree-a nice *problem* to have ;) wish i lived near & could take some off your hands-love peppers! have fun finsing new ways to use!

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BRAINNOISE 10/4/2013 10:51AM

    It has been a great year for peppers!
Have fon working through them.
And keep the positive attitude.
Thank you for sharing.

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SUNSHINE192DAY 10/4/2013 10:51AM

    I don't know about where you live but our local food pantry takes farm fresh canned goods. Maybe you could help some of the less fortunate people that you described too! Way to go for you and your hubby!

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CSKIES1 10/4/2013 10:50AM

    emoticon Have Fun with all those Peppers!! emoticon

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