"The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings." Henry Ward Beecher
Heavenly Blessing : Rain and more rain.
And more rain..
Heavenly Blessing : First tomato of summer.
One that the deer didn't get.
Hallelujah , the DIY deer deterrent spray is working.
Heavenly Blessing: Pears in the dehydrator.
We wait all year, to dry pears, which are a family favorite.
We will dry peaches, plums, pears, apricots, etc...
Once they are dry, I put them in the freezer.
This year, I also have started making fruit leather : I used puree of pears and black berries, and sweetened with all natural honey. I tried out three ways of drying the puree... one on silpat, one on parchment, and one on plastic wrap. All dried in the oven on the lowest setting.
My preference; the plastic wrap. I think it worked the best out of all the methods I tried.
Attitude of gratitude:
~I am grateful that I have an appreciation for provident living. I want to be able to make the most of the summers' bounty.
I'm working on filling my deep freezer, filling my food storage shelves, and filling my pantry.
It's deeply satisfying to see those shelves filled with good food.
It also makes preparing a meal a cinch.