It is the 8th of October! Wow. I am finally back at the keyboard. It has taken four weeks for me to get to where I can get my head above water from harvest season (and family emergencies). Yeah! We are almost there! November is in sight.
Our family, including the grandchildren, has bottled, dried, cooked, frozen fruits and vegetables, and stocked the food room. We have corn, peppers (in various forms), salsa, beets, potatoes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, beans, squash, herbs, and other various and sundry foods prepared and ready for the coming cold weather. Pears are next. (I have three bushels in my kitchen calling my name.) Then more salsa, peppers, and beans. Apples can wait a week or two- thank heaven! I may even put up some grape juice.
Seemingly unrelated, but not really, I was in my scriptures and came across these verses.
- Psalms 23:5-Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies…my cup runneth over.
- Malachi 3:10-Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there my be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
My kitchen currently “runneth over”, and we are needing to reorganize in the pantry because there is not currently “room enough to receive it” without some focused planning.
I love this time of year. The feeling of coming together. Planning for the Holidays. And the end of canning season. It always served as a great reminder to me that the Lord keeps His promises to those who are faithful, and will bless us as quickly as we can accept what He sends!
Now, back to the kitchen…