Upper left: pruning my way out of the tomato and squash jungle. Upper right: #doggobentley loving the houseguests. Lower right: english muffins shaped and resting before dry frying on the griddle. Lower left: strawberries, tomatoes (including the green zebras, which are ick in my opinion), nasturtiums for salad and pickling buds as capers, thai basil to be used fresh ot salted in a jar for later use, pole beans, snap peas. #porttownsend #crazygardener #putuptheharvest #preservetheharvest #turtletravels

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Spent 2 hours picking yellow plums off the most overgrown, magnificent tree. 200+ pounds of fruit later, I left promising to come back today. So, yep, posting at 2:30am while a third batch of quart jars of yellow plums cools down in the pressure canner. My refrigerator is stuffed, my freezer is full, three flats are set aside for donation, two flats are set aside for friends, I already dropped 20# of plums off with dad. Yes!!!!!! #crazygardener #clallamgleaners #rootcellar #preservetheharvest #turtletravels #porttownsend

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