This month has been a whirlwind. I've been up to my ears in produce... most recently, apples. I made apple sauce and apple pie filling (still have apple butter from last fall!) and an apple crisp... and I still have more apples needing to be processed. I only started with 30lbs worth!
The Honeybee Festival at the Norfolk Botanical Garden. The girls got to uncap the honeycomb and then spin the frames in the extractor to see honey flowing. I told them they better pay attention, because next year we'll be needing all the help we can get!
The best discovery so far this summer has been the VA Beach Farmer's Market Produce Auction. The photo below was my haul from my first night attending (they are held every Wednesday through the end of Sept, I believe). I forgot what I spent, but I think it was like $63 for everything. And I had a blast.
I didn't take any pictures, but this afternoon I finally got around to making mozzarella with the kit from New England Cheesemaking. It really wasn't hard at all and I can't wait to have fresh cheese for our pizza nights!
This week I hope to stock the freezer with items for the kids' snacks and lunches so that once school starts next week, it won't be such a chore packing them. Stay tuned!