in the garden


(listen while you visit?)

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In my mom and dad’s garden,

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it’s currently pickle-making time, so they are harvesting cucumbers and garlic.

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My nephew and niece,

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my sister in law, and the new puppy, everybody loves the garden.

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Inside the house there are sparkling clean jars, the freshest garlic,

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and three generations in the kitchen making pickles!

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There was a beautiful sunset at my parents house at the end of a satisfying day.

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My brother and mother sent me these photos.  I haven’t been “back home” yet this summer, but with the constant texting it’s almost as good as being there.

Here is a lovely video that Mom sent to me one morning in the springtime, which instantly made me happy and homesick at the same time.  I grew up here.

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10 large cucumbers
4 sprigs of dill
6 cloves of garlic
6 cups of water
1 1/4 cup vinegar
1/3 cup salt
1/2 cup sugar

Wash and sterilize 4 (1 quart) jars. Boil water, vinegar, salt, and sugar and let cool. Cut cucumbers into quarters. Add 1 sprig of dill, and 1 1/2 cloves of garlic per jar. Pack jars with cucumbers, pour liquid over cucumbers. Cover and refrigerate at least 48 hours.

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I spy with my little eye lots of jars of pickles!

2 thoughts on “in the garden

  1. Your parent’s place is beautiful. I gardened and preserved when I was younger. We recently sold the home where my youngest daughter grew up. The new owner had the house knocked down and is going to build a new one. The foundation of the old house wasn’t good, and it had a whole lot of problems. She is sad, and so am I.

  2. So much fun!!
    Im reading a book thats made me think of you. Its called Martgas Vineyard, isle of Dreams. By susan Branch.

    Hugs, christina

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