Year of Joy

Year of Joy: August

August is in the books, which means our short Prairie summer has come to a close. Many things brought me joy in the final month of summer. My brother’s 40th birthday. I can’t believe my oldest brother is now 40. Seems like just yesterday we were kids growing up on the farm. Making a pit stop… Continue reading Year of Joy: August

Farm Life · Food · Gardening · Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: Straight from the Garden

This is just a handful of the produce my mom grows in her large garden. She also grows corn, lettuce, peas, tomatoes, watermelon, raspberries, rhubarb, apples and more. Do you have a garden? What do you enjoy growing? If you don’t have a garden, what’s your favourite fresh produce to enjoy in the summertime? Please… Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Straight from the Garden

Agriculture · Farm Life · Gardening · Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: Gettin’ down and dirty

A true farm girl isn’t afraid to get down and dirty. I put my Agriculture in the City work gloves to good use this weekend helping my mom clean up part of the garden. (To learn more about the Ag in the City event read this blog post I wrote last April). In the photo… Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Gettin’ down and dirty

Farm Life · Food · Gardening

Wordless Wednesday: I spy with my little eye…

…something red. Fresh garden tomatoes in a variety of shapes and sizes!     Do you grow tomatoes in your garden? What do you do with them (make salsa, can them etc.)?

Agriculture · Farm Life · Food · Gardening

Savoring sweet corn

Sweet corn is a summer treat on the Prairies. My mom usually grows a couple rows of corn in her garden. Of course we eat some of the corn on the cob and some we put in bags and store in the freezer to be enjoyed during the winter months. Here is a series of photos… Continue reading Savoring sweet corn

Food · Gardening · Recipes

Canning Week 2011: Café Pickles

Over the past few weeks my mom has been busy teaching me the canning ropes. Check out these posts on making relish: https://ruralrouteramblings.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/relishing-homemade-relish/ and canning peaches: https://ruralrouteramblings.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/gettin-peachy-in-the-kitchen/ With all the canning, baking and cooking, I’m starting to feel like Molly Homemaker! In honor of Canning Week 2011, I’m showing you how to make Café Pickles. My mom… Continue reading Canning Week 2011: Café Pickles