Today’s Harvest (God is Good)

Today was a good day.  The harvest is starting to come in.  We’ve been able to harvest a couple of cucumbers and peppers here and there, and some rhubarb throughout the Spring and Summer.  But the pace is picking up.  Tonight we harvested our white and yellow onions, and a good number of cucumbers and zucchini.  In the next few days we’ll have to harvest rhubarb, green beans, green peppers, cherry tomatoes, more cucumbers and zucchini, more blueberries, and some of our late-bearing blackberries.  Yesterday we harvested about 25 lbs of food in all, and we have probably another 35-40 lbs to bring in over the course of the next week.  So, we’ll need to get busy canning, blanching, freezing, and all the other fun parts of preserving our food.  But it’s all good.  This is how we simultaneously reduce our food bill, increase our self sufficiency, and ensure our children are eating healthy, nutrient-dense, real food.

God is good.