During those long winter months these are the days that I dream of. Even though the heat can be oppressive I long for the long days. Sitting on the front porch late in the evening with a glass of cold tea. Swinging on the front porch swing. Watching lightning bugs. Corn on the cob and green tomatoes hanging on the vine. Lightning bugs, locusts and katydids. Fourth of July in town at the city picnic. Going to the county fair.
My computer is still in Central Florida at my son's being fixed. I am blogging today again on my daughters laptop that I borrowed. I have been up to my usual canning pickled beets, baby potatoes and I have started chopping onions and putting in bags in the freezer.
We continue to burn tree stumps that remain from the trees that blew down. We have managed to get all the trees cut up and moved to be burned. We burn a little everyday so as not to have too big of a fire. We don't want anything that can get out of control. The garden is really growing, the beans are blooming and tomatoes are setting nicely. Remember last year they wouldn't set in the cooler weather but this year that doesn't seem to be a problem. We do seem to have more tomato horn worms this year though.The chickens like them though. The peppers are loaded with blooms and the cucumbers are vining nicely. The squash are not quite ready yet but the green onions will be ready to freeze by next week. Peaches should start ripening in a few weeks. We have been getting alot of locally grown cucumbers and cantalope and enjoying lots of salads. Can't wait for sweet corn fresh out of our own garen and watermelons.
In the flower beds the Daylillies are blooming along with Russian Sage and the Brown Eyed Susans
I miss my computer but wait patiently knowing that my son will fix it properly. I miss talking to all of you and reading your blogs daily but hope to be back up and running soon. In the meantime I have lots of canning to do. I just started a crock of sauerkraut today. There's laundry soap to make and the chickens are almost ready to butcher. The green beans and other garden produce will keep me plenty busy until then.
Blessings from The Holler
The Canned Quilter