Schmidt Homestead

Our new home in Woodburn, IL

Monday, August 6, 2007

We picked our first corn this weekend. The first batch was really good, but the second batch was over-ripe. We’re trying to figure out when is the perfect time to pick them, but we haven’t worked it out yet.

Saturday we made 5 more quarts of sweet pickles and froze some shredded squash for zucchini bread. Sunday we froze some green beans and made blackberry jam. The jam is the right consistency, but we haven’t tried any on toast or biscuits yet.

Our dead pepper plants recently started growing again, and they actually have a couple of small peppers on them! We can’t figure it out.