Here at Back Roads Living we love our vegetable garden and we really enjoy gardening! Our little garden isn’t very big but if things continue as they are the Lord is going to bless us with lots of vegetables this year!
I think it was Karen Carpenter that sang “Rainy days and Mondays always get me down” As much as I liked the song, it was apparent to me she never had a garden! She probably didn’t experience Back Roads Living either. It is raining outside like crazy and I love it and so does our garden! Yes, it is Monday! 🙂
Our Summer Squash, Zucchini, Cucumbers and Tomatoes are in full bloom! Everything except the Cucumbers has fruit on it so far. We have already harvested a couple of Zucchini and had one for lunch yesterday! It was soooo good!
I remember growing up and it was kinda like Back Roads Living where we lived, how much I hated the garden! It meant I had to get up early and go hoe and pull weeds before it got to hot in the day! You know, learning good principles and work ethics! My dad was a gardener and loved his garden! He looked forward to that yearly. He spent endless hours in it hoeing and primping and keeping it looking good! I didn’t realize the importance then but I do now. That garden fed us most of the winter and it was the best tasting food we ever ate! Back Roads Living wasn’t too bad then!
It may not seem like it but raising a garden saves quite a bit of money throughout the winter if you can freeze your vegetables! We have lots of good ideas about saving money and this is just one of them! You can eat them year round and not have to pay the inflated prices for garden food at the grocery in the winter! There is nothing better than grabbing a big package of frozen corn from the freezer and frying it with a big slab of butter in it! Give me a piece of cornbread and I can make a meal of that alone! Frozen corn on the Cob is delicious! Back Roads Living is looking better each year now!
Mixed veggies, frozen makes great soups and side dishes! We enjoy minute rice with steamed or vegetables fixed any way you like them over the rice and a can of Cream of Chicken Soup poured over it and served hot! Simple but very good! Homemade cornbread works with this too! 🙂
I will let you go for now and let you enjoy this beautiful rainy Monday. Remember this rain is helping some farmer or gardener somewhere raise a wonderful crop and hopefully you can benefit from it also! Back Roads Living isn’t so bad after all! 🙂
~Blessings~ to y’all from Back Roads Living