Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Slowing Down

Summer is coming to an end..very fast! I am both happy and sad to see school start. We have had a really fun summer, and it went by so fast! I’ve got school supplies and book bags bought. Michelle and I are taking a “sister day” the first part of August to Wichita and are going to go school clothes shopping. It will be fun to spend the day with just her! J isn’t’ really enthused about me picking out his clothes, but decided it was ok since Michelle will be there and “she knows what’s cool and can help you.” Nice….

Garden is still going strong. It was defiantly the year of the tomato!! I have 3 gallon bags of tomatoes in my freezer (thanks, Melanie, for that tip!) just waiting to be made into spaghetti sauce and salsa! Still have about 25 waiting to have something done with them, (will probably freeze them too) as well as the ones ripening out on the vine I think we’ve gotten at least 25 lbs of potatoes now in the basement! The cucumbers didn’t do so hot, but that’s because D’s giant pumpkin plants sort of took over that area of the garden and choked them out. We did manage to get about 6 off them though. Now I am just waiting to see how the little ornamental pumpkins and corn do for this fall!

This past weekend we ventured out to the farm to search for Sand Plums. My Aunt had warned me that there probably wouldn’t be any due to the blizzard. We came home with *drum roll please* 51 sand plums!! (Off of one pasture with 5 spreads of bushes—pretty pathetic.) That was getting down and really searching for them. I don’t think I have enough to even make a jar of jelly. My dad told me I could make enough for a baby food jar!
The boys sure had fun looking for them though! I hope next year we have a normal season so the bushes are loaded!!

Not much else going on at the moment. I am enjoying the lull of having no where to be or go, and no ball practices. That is all about to change I’m afraid and am trying to enjoy the last couple of weeks!!


princessdiva said...

I am sure Michelle loves your trips! Glad the tomato freezing is going well--your plants are doing far better than mine! But if worse comes to worse-they make fabulous tomatoes that come already peeled and chopped in a huge 1 gallon can--cheating?? I don't think so! :-)

Michael said...

Thanks for the 'taters' and corn!!! They taste pretty doggone good!! You remind me of my mom and my grand-dad who lived in the garden during summer days!! I didn't inherit much of a green thumb from either side of my family.
Love ya all,