But you couldn't prove it by me , I still feel the heat of summer on my skin, especially when I am out in one of the gardens picking beans or tomatoes. We have been really busy with the gardens in the last couple of weeks. One of the county extension agents told us that our region of Kentucky was at least one month behind the rest of Kentucky in our growing season, because of all the rain we received in April. May and June. It may have taken longer for some of our gardens to start producing but we are beginning to harvest green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and corn.
|Mindy and Shonda, two of our first time gardeners.|
Rebecca Sharp with the Bell County Extension Office taught us how to can tomatoes using a boiling water canner. These canners are made of aluminum or porcelain-covered steel.They have removable perforated racks and fitted lids.
|Rebecca shows how to safely remove jars from the canner.|
|Mary Lou (Grow Appalachia,standing ) , Wilma, Nina, Brenda, and J.B.|
are from the Frakes Community, Maggie (Grow), Sharon (Grow) and Lois (Grow)
|Sharon prepares her tomatoes for canning|
Each Thursday from 4 to 7 we have our Farmers Market in the Big Red Barn on the hill.
|Lois brought her homemade muffins|
|Sharon and her son Eric at the Farmers' Market|