Monday, August 26, 2013

Bringing In The Sheaves ....

Okay, it's not "sheaves", it's butternut squash -and more!...And, there's no song that  mentions squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, or even green beans so ....I'm singing ...."We shall come rejoicing bringing in the sheaves!"

There's been much work to do while counting my blessings today.
I scrubbed up dozens of jars this morning while the kids done their homework and I cut several dozen ears of corn and froze it up. (Not to mention laundry-always some of that!)
Jars- you know you have serious jar issues when you find an odd one and it's love-at-first-sight!
 You'll never guess what I did with those corn cobs!
Go ahead- try!
Tap, tap, tap, waiting.....
Okay, Ill give you a hint, I did the same thing with some flowers. 
Uh-huh- you guessed it!
A friend helped give this marigold a kick with her extra red-colored flowers. Love it! 
(Funny how she just knew that I could use the flowers somehow!)

*I should mention that I fixed enough biscuits for Krestan this morning by mistake. 'magine that!*
Nobody made fun of me though :)
Back to the sheaves!
Get a look-see at this!

Sunflowers, cucumbers, tomatoes, acorn squash, and this tub is FULL of butternut squash. 
It's a 96 quart tub! ---AND- there's more!!!! Bless my soul!
This makes one of our favorite soups!
Be still my soup-less heart! ...Must make more chicken broth!

We also pulled up the rest of the green beans- about 3/4 of a bushel! 
But they're not near as lovely as my squash!
We also enjoyed the sunflowers. 
I put them up in a place that sort of made a hedge to hide the messy green bean patch from the front yard. Lovely privacy fence for sure!
Is it just me or do sunflowers always seem to be bending over slightly and smiling at you? 
Ok- too many cartoons when I was little I guess. 
But they do have a way of making you feel happy- especially when those seeds are almost ready for harvest!
And lastly, the cosmos have bloomed!
They're so lovely- and delicate and prissy. I just love them!

It was a day full of blessings!
Love the promise of this verse:
Gen 8:22  While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.


The Prudent Homemaker said...

Oh how wonderful!

No butternut squash for us, two years in a row. No plants came up and I replanted several times.

But I still have time to possibly try again for zucchini! I think it might be better planted mid-summer for a fall harvest, anyway! I have a flower on one of the plants right now (a male flower, but still!) and I know the flowers are because we're having cooler weather--and that's not normal--but it still might be the best way for me to get some! I'm thinking the same thing for cucumbers as well!

Donna said...

This is the best that squash has ever done. (But I planted lots!) My summer squashes have kept dying, but I've kept planting. I can be just as stubborn as them! Humph!

I have some now that I hope will produce before cool weather. Your "cooler weather" should be about perfect for them. Hope so! :)

BitsofMoxy said...

Thank you for all of your posts. I am often very inspired (especially when feeling a little dire) and I never knew there was such a thing as corn cobb jelly.
Thank you!

Donna said...

I hadn't heard of it either until a friend came back from Gatlinburg and told me about it -and I've been waiting on the cobs ever since! :)