Monday 23 August 2021

Homemaking Mondays: Seasons are Changing and so is the Garden


I hope you are enjoying a beautiful day.
Here in the Yukon
the seasons are changing.
The frosts are coming back and the cranberries are starting to ripen.
The colours are starting to turn and there is that
crispness and coolness on the breeze. 
I feel a twinge of sadness for the fading warmth of summer.
Although I feel an excitement for the fall time. 
I love the change of colours and the change of smells in the forest.

This morning we woke to a heavy frost on our garden.
The garden is changing to.  
Some things are finishing up and others are hanging in there.
I love how kale handles gets crunchy and then thaws,
 then tastes so much sweeter afterwards. 
The peas...we are going to pick and eat what is left right away.

The strawberries are done for the year. 
They have been such a delightful treat when we've beat the 
squirrels to their juicy sweetness.

I have harvested my garlic from the garden.
It was my first year growing garlic at this place. 
The bulbs are not very big but are nicely formed. 
They will be going into the freezer for delicious meals this fall and winter.
I learn more each year and with each attempt it's getting better.

The tomatoes have been ripening nicely in the greenhouse...
but now I'm going to need to bring the rest of the green ones 
inside to keep them from getting frozen in my unheated greenhouse.
I'm going to be making some green tomato mincemeat with my mom soon. 

I have been making some roasted tomato soup, salsa, relish, and jam 
for the pantry shelves.
I need to can some more chicken for soup so I'm watching the sales.
I always feel like a squirrel at this time of year tucking things away for winter.
There is fresh bread cooling on the counter awaiting lunch
and it is nice to be able to pull fresh homemade jam out of the pantry to spread on it.

As the seasons are changing I enjoy the fact that the Lord has given me this 
eatable hobby.  Gardening and canning to help take care of my family.

Then there are the flowers...
they are starting to fade as well with the colder weather. 
Some are covered in frost blankets again...
and some will be brought inside. 
I am going to try to see how long I can keep my lavender plants going.
Then there are the herbs...
the rosemary and chocolate mint will come inside. 
The rest of the herbs are tucked in to the freezer or dried and jared.
It's a lovely time of year! 

Praying you have a beautiful day!

Love and Prayers,

Monday 2 August 2021

Homemaking Mondays: Summer Paths


Sorry to have been so quiet lately. 
I have been off on summer paths. 
Some to the garden, 
some to the forest,
some to the lake,
some to places I've never been.
So many amazing place that the Lord has created. 

Fun finds in the garden.
Both veggie and flower. 

We took a trip further north in the Yukon.
It was wonderful to see places we've not been before.
Another part of the Yukon River.

Then Little Salmon Lake. 
It had some of the best skipping rocks!
It was a very hot day and being by and wading in the water 
was such a lovely relief. 

It also seems there are new flowers to enjoy
in the garden every day. 
I love the variety of colours and 
Oh, and smells...echinacea smells so amazing
it's no wonder the bees love it so much.

I hope you are enjoying some summer paths as well.
Thank you for dropping by! 

Love and Prayers,