Thursday, July 9, 2009
The corn is all finished, Terry said we got about 300-400 ears. We ate a alot and I cut the rest off the cob and put it in the freezer. Now the tomatoes are coming in strong. You can go out and get a good bucket full each day,18-20. I have been making and canning salsa. The problem is, we eat a quart at one sitting. Another "tasty" dish we like with the tomatoes is Fresh Salsa. You cut the tomatoes up in small chunks, cut up a few onions and a bell pepper, open a can of black beans and rinse them, cut up jalapenos according to how hot you want it, add some garlic powder, salt, pepper, cilantro and a dash of lime juice and chill. We eat this with chips like crazy. Its good to put the mixture on burrito's too. The tomatoes are doing better this year than last year and they look so well shaped, we are grateful for the fresh food the garden has brought us this year!!!
Last night David, Kate and Colton came over, we had a Mexican Feast! Hot wing burrito's, pinto beans, the fresh salsa and the can salsa and of course Anna made a yummy dessert. And you know us, volley-ball was played and then the guys and Colton practiced some music. Good time, good fellowship!! Unless the Gellenbeck family calls back for volley-ball games tonight, we might actually play volley-ball with just us. Hopefully they will!!
The guys will finish up the fencing job today. One rattlesnake with 11 rattles is dead!! Its been easy for them to come home everyday for lunch. The very hot weather is hampering the little ones from playing outside, they have been a little on the whiney side. If I were really motivated, I would say, "lets do some school while your inside." I guess we do have to start thinking about this before too long!
Upcoming events in July........maybe a rodeo soon, Dave is going to give Caleb, Daniel, Elijah and Micah "Marriage Lesson #1, cooking a fancy meal!!" helping a family move, going to a goat sale, and seeing if we have enought tomatoes for farmer's market, and then on July 25th a blog friend is hosting a "blogathon" for children fighting cancer and she also honors children that did not win the cancer battle. Joel will be featured from 8pm-8:30pm. Joel's story was featured last year too. I'll post the link when it closer and you can also donate and the funds will go directly to Band of Parents which supports neurobalstoma research and ALL the funds go to it.
Not much else around here. Hope your in the Word!!!