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Cornucopia in August

It's harvest time

It’s harvest time

It’s a wonderful time of year when the harvest starts coming in. In August, I’m excited to have corn and melons, which require warmer weather than we normally have, an indication of changing weather conditions this summer. Nonetheless, we have tried planting corn several times before and this is the first year to have fully mature corn white corn.  And in August.  It is delicious.   Tomatoes and peppers are coming in now.   Green beans and wax beans have been coming in since July.  Plus, we have plenty of pears and apples.   It’s time to start canning and freezing to keep all the fruits and vegetables for later in the year.

First up is fermenting the Fresno chili peppers to make hot sauce.  This was popular last year and I want to do it again.  Tomato sauce and apple sauce next ahead.