Gardening does take a lot of time and effort, but the rewards are worth it. Here on our property, we have a small orchard, blueberry and blackberry bushes, and a very small garden this year. The peaches are just about ready for picking; the blueberries and blackberries are just about done; and the figs have another week or so before they are ready for picking. I have about a dozen cups of jam prepared. The hubby began eating his hot peppers about a week ago, and tonight we savored the first tomatoes! Yummy!