Monday, July 15, 2013
Oh, the Bounty of the Valley
The blessing of the LORD makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it. Proverbs 10:22
Summer is such a wonderful time to enjoy the bounty of harvest from the gardens of our beautiful and blessed Yakima Valley. How can one not feel rich with blessing? I do not feel sorrow, but joy, when I pick (or purchase), prepare, and delight in what has been grown by the Lord.
We were recently blessed by good friends who have a fruit ranch. "Do you want to come and pick apricots?" said the text.
There is no refusing that offer. Apricots are delectable! The pickers had already gone through, but there were plenty of tasty morsels to remove from the trees.
And to enjoy these yummy bits of sweet and tart sunshine year round, the dehydrator has been going nonstop. Winter will bring bursts of summer flavor when my apri-bits are added to pastries, breads, and other baked goods. Mmmmm.