We were truly blessed this week by neighbors who have bountiful harvests. The garden goodies just kept coming through the door to our surprise.
Our neighbors knew how our summer went and have been so generous and we are ever so thankful.
Onions, snap beans and zucchini from neighbor Dave who in my opinion is one of the best gardeners I know. This was the third time he has brought us goodies...he mentioned next will be acorn squash as he has waaaay too many for Liz his wife and himself to eat. Yummy! The zucchini has been frozen, the snap beans have been eaten and the onions will be used unless we get more which I will then dehydrate them. I love using dehydrated onions in stews, soups and chili.
Next up was the 5 gallon pail of potatoes...are they not just beautiful? Our neighbor Bill did a wonderful job this year! He also mentioned there would be many more to come....his crop is huge and he is a single man. I have a batch of potato chips in the dehydrator as I type this....the first time I have attempted such a thing but the potatoes were so large, I couldn't resist trying. If they turn out well, I will make more and dehydrate some more just plain for stews and soups which we eat in abundance during the winter.
Can you see the apples in the background? Our neighbor John brought a bushel...they are not crab apples...regular apples which are surprisingly very sweet. I have already made applesauce with them and it is oh so delicious!
Then neighbor Brian and his father Larry carried in buttercup squash, crooked neck squash and cucumbers! I had never tried either type of squash so off to the Internet to check to see how they were to be cooked and boy oh boy are they delectable! Now one of my favorites and they will be added to the seed list for next summer.
Funny how things work out isn't it? I was thinking that we would not be enjoying garden fresh veggies except through a farmer's market but here we are munching and loving the generosity of such good neighbors and friends.,,,for this we are truly thankful.
Remember to give your loved ones a hug!
Linking up with Amy over at Homestead Revival