We harvested half of a dinning room table worth of food today. It is wonderfully rewarding to be able to eat meals from what you grow.
Here is our first mason jar of southern peas. We let the bean pods dry on the vine and when the beans feel hard inside we snap them off and shuck them when we have the chance. We are saving them dried for our week long experiment in November. Trying to live out of the garden for a week has really motivated us to learn more about how to save food. I feel like a pioneer woman when I successfully store for the winter. I am currently working on our amaranth grain. *They* claim you can make popcorn from the seeds - I have only had mixed successful with that so far. Anyone else ever tried it? I'll let you know when (if) I get it all figured out.