I was going to call this picture “More Vegetables Than Time”. . . but I decided it was really sense I was lacking more than time and motivation. I just cannot turn down fresh produce when it’s offered–do you know what I mean?
More CSA bounty, plus gifts from friends at work–cukes, zukes, summer squash, onions, a lone beet, broccoli, beans. . . beefsteak tomatoes on the windowsill, romas on the counter. A few delicious CSA potatoes. I am awash with beautiful vegetable bounty. But I don’t have time to do anything with it. My new job is absolutely wonderful–everything I had hoped, and more. The people are just fantastic. The schedule is flexible. But, right now, when classes start tomorrow, things are just crazy here. In spite of the fact that I only work 3/4 time and I had last Monday off, I’m still going to have in more than 80 hours for the two-week period. And this weekend is clean-up weekend at the lake–taking out the dock, the boat, the boatlift, and just generally getting the place sort of buttoned up for winter. So I won’t have any time for vegetable-preservation this weekend.
Again, please understand, I am absolutely not complaining. I just love this place, and I love my new digs and my new duties. But it is overwhelming right now, especially since I’m just learning most of what I need to know how to do.
I don’t think there will be any canning in my near future.
But, there’s always the freezer–I have to figure out how to preserve cucumbers, other than making pickles, but for everything else there’s chopping and freezing. That I can do.