Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Summer at Home

Where has this summer went?
I feel like we are always on the go, but never really going anywhere.

Randomness from the last couple of weeks (in no particular order)...

*We decided on a whim to buy a camper (maybe we will go some where now)

* We celebrated Cori's 1st birthday

*I had my 20 week ultrasound (oh my, how time flies) and everything is looking fine

*One of our little kitties died (freak accident...he got tangled in some string he was playing with and strangled himself)

*We transplanted 23 pine trees from our yard to the top of the berm that runs along the front of our property (when I say we...I mean we hired someone)

*We planted more fruit peach and two plum

*Garden is going crazy...I picked our first melons this week, lots of tomatoes, peppers, cukes, zucchini and sweet corn

*32 pints of peaches canned, 23 pints of mild salsa canned, 8 pints of beets canned, 5 pies made and froze, 13 quarts of carrots froze, 40 cups of shredded zucchini froze, countless quarts and pints of pickles canned, 4 pints of apricot jam canned

*I love my new food processor and have no idea how I went so long without one

*My children amaze me everyday...growing like crazy, running around like mad...full of funny sayings and big open-mouthed kisses

*Work-wise/business is slow right now and on top of that I have a crazy customer arguing about a bill for work we did

Cori has picked up her mama's love of tomatoes.
She eats a whole one right from the garden whenever she gets the chance.

This is pretty much what my kitchen has looked like for weeks. I have a love/hate relationship with my garden. It seems so time consuming this time of year, but is so worth it come December.
And with the baby due in December, we know I will need all the help I can get.

What was I thinking? 65 pounds of peaches was probably not necessary.

God bless!

1 comment:

  1. Are you wonder woman? You must be to do all that canning with two little ones and be pregnant at the same time. I wish I had half your energy, I can barely keep my house clean. God Bless you Holly, You are one awesome mom!