We were wet at the market last Saturday August 29th, but the rain was needed desperately and even with the 1 1/2 inches of rain plus another 1/2 inch later in the week , we are still dry and still in drought conditions. But at least the nights are cooler and canning inside doesn't feel as much like being inside an oven as it did earlier this summer. The cucumbers have slowed down, but the tomatillos have picked up . I too have slowed down and haven't been canning at the speed of sound and late into the evening and I don't feel the need to be up till 2 am. Now I am picking the last of the blueberries at Pustizzi's Fruit Farm and raspberries. Trying to get any of the berries frozen if I don't need them for a recipe. I try to can as my inventory gets low, which I can do with fruit that I can freeze. Unfortunately pickles, salsa's and some sauces don't work well from frozen produce so I get a little frantic while so many veggies are available and so little time to process them all....ah well...
Mary Will Sussman