Monday, May 3, 2010

How's the pantry doing?

So ,are you itching to get out in that garden?

This is what's left of my canning. As you can see I still have some jars that are unused but,don't forget there's still a lot of work to do before we get to the point of refilling those shelves.Here in New England we get all excited about gardening the minute the temp goes above 40 degrees.This year that happened a little early however it wasn't long before Mother Nature brought us back to reality with a hard frost.

Some flowers like the cold .This one in particular was made just for hobbits,it's so close to the ground that you have to be really short to see it's beauty.It is a Hellebore's and loves the shade.When I cook at the barn it's the first thing I see when I drive up to the kitchen.

Off in the distance from the rye field is where the strawberries.blueberries and raspberries are growing.It's quite a walk for me to sneak a closer peek but, I'll head over when I know I can taste them

Always something to do .These are the logs that fell in the storm.
The widest one reaches my hip,so,we are waiting for more powerful equipment to cut and stack into cords.
Well May has crept up upon me and there is much to do so talk to you later........said the hobbit


Margaret said...

You still have some jars yet, I'm almost done with mine but I used all my jams at the diner. Isn't it wonderful to eat something sweet in the middle of winter that you made yourself, like canned pears or peaches, or something savory like relish and pickles at Christmas...Can't wait to start the whole process again.
I've been out in the veggie garden and planted a little of this and a little of that...when I have time.


Connie said...

It is a busy time of year, isn't it. Mother nature has been fooling with us - we want warmer days but they seem to be illusive.

Jeannette said...

I love the look of your jars, some full, some empty in your cupboard :)
You must have had quite a storm!! It reminds me of why we took trees down from our property; they were too big to be that close to a house or building :)

pam said...

Good thing you still have goodies in the pantry! You are so right - spring is foolin' with all of us - coast to coast! At this rate - we will be lucky to see a strawberry before August!