Sunday, July 12, 2015
The Not-So-Lazy Crazy Daze of Summer on the Farm!
Here's my garden again. Things have grown nicely because we've had our generator down in the valley (750' or so, the way the crow flies) pumping water up from the creek. Tonight my hubby has told me that the pump is now seized and it may mean the end of the extra water for the season.
My pie cherry tree had enough fruit for a couple of double batches of cherry jam. OH MAN. Just like eating pie! I made a batch of biscuits to go with dinner the other night and we tried the first jar. Delicious. Don't know why I've never made it before, and let me tell you I am no novice at canning! Wonder what other delectables I've been unaware of?
ABSOLUTELY FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR!!!!! I started making Fall primitives, like the squirrel & acorns--------------->
We've done most of the prize shopping for our county's Southwest Washington Fair coming up in August. My two daughters and I will be working as assistant superintendents in the Living Arts building once again from August 12th until August 23rd as we work our way from entering, judging, decorating, setting up and then do the Fair itself.
My mother said that they ate lard & sugar on it. I think I'll stick to cherry jam!
I went to the dentist recently for the first time in about 10 or so years. Three cavities were my punishment. Two have been repaired now and I've one more appointment to go. I am amazed at how dental practices have changed since I was a child. When I told my kids that when I was young the dentist worked for a bit, then every few minutes you had to sit up and spit in a sink, they were horrified. I can't say that I enjoy it any more than when I was a child, even with all the amazing new technology. Of course, one filling cost around $248 and when I was a kid, it was $12. I must be old. Wow.
There's most likely more life to be lived tomorrow, so, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand!