“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

An Explosion

It's hot and humid right now...

which makes for the perfect weather for a garden explosion!

Tomatoes have started ripening; and with almost 40 plants,

we should be enjoying tomatoes over the next 3 months.

It's been the perfect summer for the garden.

I have more cucumbers than I can use.

This was just what was ready yesterday.

Squash and peppers are also abundant.

 With almost 100 blueberry bushes that have finally reached a mature size,
we have enough blueberries for a village!
Next year we may have to open our blueberry field for a pick-your-own day.
We picked 20 pounds of blueberries yesterday and there were still many more left on the bushes.
(Needless to say, the freezer is full of blueberries!)
What to do with so many blueberries and zucchini?

Make blueberry zucchini muffins! (recipe here)
They are delicious... and I substituted one of the cups of flour with whole wheat...
and used coconut oil for the vegetable oil.

I also made this recipe of blueberry bars.

And my recipe of blueberry buckle.

All of this went into the freezer for later consumption.

With regular watering, we have been able to keep our flower gardens blooming.

Showers are predicted for today.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed.


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