Monday, November 7, 2011

Goodbye Garden.

Aye. I have been avoiding this post for weeks. I just can't bring myself to admit that its over.
The growing season, the fresh produce, the miracle of planting a seed.
The kids watering the garden. Troy picking all its treasures as he got home from work.
The memories, the deliciousness.
Tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, cucumbers, beans, peas, lettuce, sunflowers, herbs.
Gone. Dead. Somber.
Back to purchasing tasteless tomatoes at the grocery store.
I preserved as many things from our garden that I could.
They will last us into the first few months of winter.
I felt like a worker ant, gathering all my food awaiting the winter's cold.
My good neighbor taught me how to can my tomatoes. She wanted to pass down the art. I hope I do it again. It was fun.
So here is my ode to our beloved garden. Until we meet again. We have big plans for you next year.

Here's a little recipe:
Cut open a fresh pepper, and de-seed it.
Stuff it with cream cheese and a hard boiled egg. 
Cut into rings and enjoy.
Weird? I thought so too, until I tried it :)

learning to can, from a very nice neighbor!

Our garden in a jar.
The end.


  1. Your garden was magnificent! I hear you about those grocery store tomatoes.

  2. Hi Rachel ~ The stuffed pepper sounds interesting (in a good way). :o) The photos of your garden goodies and your kiddos are awesome.

    PS: I came here by way of your link on Skip to My Lou.

  3. The pictures of your kids and the tomatoes are so cute! Looks like gardening was a family activity at your house. I always have high hopes of planting a garden but it never comes to fruition (ha!ha!). There's always next year, right?

  4. You are my hero. I would LOVE to have a garden one day. Maybe when we are not in a place that the summer is unbearable. :) Your stuffed pepper recipe looks amazing!

  5. Missing my garden already too! :( I'm already dreaming and planning next years. Here's to another year of happy gardening in 2012! :)

  6. I am missing our garden too! We have some parsley that has survived the frost (we have frozen plenty too). You are right, the store bought produce just isn't the same! Enjoy the fruits of your labor throughout the winter! Thanks for sharing!

  7. your garden looks impressive!

    i'm going to try the stuffed pepper...i think my husband would love that! thanks!

  8. I really know how you feel. I had a longer season than I ever have and then we had a surprise frost and I was sooooo devasted. I had just planted some new beans that were coming along nicely and then BAM, one frost and that was it. i still have broccoli and chard, but it's just not the same. i canned for the first time this year, but didn't can much. Come see!

  9. Yes, that pepper does look weird, but also looks good enough to try it! Thanks for such a fun idea. :)

  10. I'm in awe of your garden goodies! :)
    gotta try the green pepper recipe, thank you!


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♥Rach H