We've had a good harvest this year.
The kids worked hard in the garden growing peppers, tomatoes, corn, cucumbers,
zuchinni, beets, onions, peas, spinach and green beans. They also had to
pick apricots from two bumper crop trees. I've made 20 quarts of apricot
nectar, 34 pints of jam and 18 quarts of homemade apricot syrup.
This morning we had french toast and apricot
syrup. During breakfast the kids started to complain that we were low on
syrup. I said, "Oh that's okay, we've got tons more in the fruit
"No Mom, not your syrup."
"You mean the Costco-buy-by-the-gallon
maple syrup?" I asked.
"Yeah, the good syrup," they said.
"When I was kid, we didn't get homemade
jams and syrup, we actually had to go to the store and buy it."
Alice asked, "When you were a kid you
grew food, picked it and sold it to the store?"