Of course there is great personal satisfaction in growing and harvesting a vegetable garden.
There is also a goodly amount of stress, back pain and exhaustion ... the weeding, the picking, the processing to keep for winter.
Scott never got his garden area prepared in time to plant anything this spring, but thinks next year will be different.
Meanwhile, generous acquaintances share their garden bounty, for which we are most grateful. Tomatoes that don't taste like wax! What a treat!
I will probably end up freezing these tomatoes whole, once they're all ripened.
I'm on the road to Calgary today to attend my stepson Gunnar's wedding tomorrow. Scott left Wednesday to transport fresh beef roasts for the supper. Everett's staying out at the farm to look after the dogs, feed the barn cat, and generally keep an eye on things here at the house.
Few of the family from here, many of them farmers, are going to the wedding, considering it's in the middle of harvest and they can't afford to risk their annual income. If it's a rainy weekend here, maybe Scott will be able to enjoy himself and not constantly be worrying about the crop he is not home to take off. Not that I wish for rain or frost! Just saying that's about the only way he's going to feel okay about being away at this time. It will be nice if he can relax and have a good time.