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August 21, 2012

Picking Peppers

Wow! What a haul!
Ten gallons of peppers picked in nothing flat.

We drove several towns over and went to a Upick produce place. We really love Schacht Farm Market. Its kind of a long drive for us but its worth it for their stupendous selection of peppers for picking.

Aren't they beautiful?

We brought our own buckets and set off for a flurry of pepper picking. Unfortunately, I couldn't get any of my sweet bell peppers to produce here - which is why we went to Upick our way to pepper paradise. They had both sweet and hot peppers available, but we only needed the sweet ones. Our jalapenos, Hungarian Wax, and Marconi peppers grew like gangbusters.

Just like a bucket of sunshine!

By the time we got there I was over-sugared and over-caffeined ...and I was ready for the pepper picking time of my life. But wouldn't you know it - the one stinkin' day it rained here in Central Ohio... but we persevered. Our spicy spirits weren't stymied by a small smattering of sprinkles. Altho I ended up with muddy shoes and soggy socks.

Within a few minutes both of our buckets were full and we started back to the market to cash out.  Not everyone is as excited as I am about peppers, apparently. I thought I should have gotten some kind of award for our quick, and prolific, picking.

Anyway, now I'm gearing up to salsa making!

Tomorrow's post.. how to handle "hot pepper hands".... more on this later. In the meantime, everybody salsa!

Happy Tuesday everyone!