Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Oh My.....

Well, when it rains it really does pour, literally!!!!!
My veggie patch has turned into some what of a jungle over the past couple of weeks while I've been away.. You see, we've had over 7 inches of rain over the past 10 days, how awesome is that!!!!!
I'm picking golden nugget zucchini the size of basketballs and green ones that look more like a giant butternut pumpkin than a zucchini....
The apple cucumbers are as big as rock-melons and my green cucumbers are as fat as a beer can and at least a couple of feet long, each, and there's dozens of them..... IT'S CRAZY!!!!!
A corner of the cool room is now slowly filling up with over sized produce as my fridges will hold no more.... Today sees me with big pots over flowing on the stove top as I start the long process of turning all of this gorgeous home-grown produce into yummy jars of delicious preserves....


Wish me luck........ Jodie..... :)

18 comments:

  1. I bet your kitchen has that lovely vinegary, spicy smell with all your preserve making. There is nothing better.

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  2. Wasnt the rain wonderful last week! Your vegies look great. I love those apple cucumbers, havent had them for years!

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  3. Love that you can fit the veges in around the cartons of beer in the coolroom.
    You will be a busy girl in the kitchen before the sewing room I think.

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  4. Well, you have your work cut out for you today! What a haul!

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  5. Yum!!! What a great harvest - love the photos and colour.

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  6. Jackie french would be SO Proud of that garden...Love the kitten...HILARIOUS...sneaking in for the pic!!

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  7. Yummo - good luck.

    Looking forward to seeing what it becomes.

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  8. WOW what a crop of fresh vegies.. yes rain is a wonderful thing.. it can look like adust bowl here then when it rains a mud bowl then the bush just comes alive...

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  9. oh well done rain - such a magic ingredient. Hope your preserving goes well. We are no longer looking after the neighbours garden but our own is SLOWLY coming on. hope it makes it before the cool sets in...

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  10. The rain has just been fantastic ! It's great to see you'll be able to cook up a storm .

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  11. Lucky! Enjoy it all though. Much better to have too much than not enough :-) Glad it continued on so well while you were gone!

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  12. The kitten looks very interested (and cute)! Enjoy making!

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  13. absolutely fantastic rain.....enjoy the cook up........

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  14. Jodie, You make me miss the times when i was a kid and we picked huge rain-filled zuccinis.
    I hope you enjoy the cooking.... They will be just perfect in a few months !

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  15. Wow look at all those veg. Lucky you to have all that abundance and the rain to make it grow. Bet your kitchen smells amazing.

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  16. too much food is a good thing! can't wait to get into our backyard and start to grow our own!

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