Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A very busy month......

August has been a busy month for me!

First, I attended the most wonderful high school class reunion the first week of August! It was so great to reconnect with so many people who meant so much to me and helped form so many lasting memories.

Here’s one photo of some of the gang from my old homeroom class.....

You can see more photos from the class reunion on my Flickr page at

Second, my garden has produced a bounty of goodies…. and produced and produced produced! I’ve been canning (cold packing) for several weeks now: spaghetti sauce, whole tomatoes, hot pepper slices and pepper rings, and my favorite, bread ‘n butter zucchini & yellow squash pickles.

This is my first time canning anything other than homemade salsa, so although it’s been a lot of hot work, it has been very rewarding.

Next year, I’ll know what to do with the zucchini and yellow squash earlier in the growing season (love those pickles!)

I’ve also baked and frozen some tins of stuffed hot peppers in tomato sauce, some with a meatloaf-type stuffing, some with ricotta and mozzarella cheese stuffing, so now I can just pop them in the oven like Stouffer’s lasagna!

I’ve got Hungarian peppers and medium hot peppers to make into pickled peppers this weekend, and then I think the garden should be slowing down. I am waiting for one more thing: my Brussels sprouts are starting to develop, so I can’t wait to harvest them.

I forgot that I also canned some “Dilly Beans” last weekend, too. I’ll have to let you know how they taste, since I haven’t opened them yet. The pole beans were great this season.

And third, I’ve also become my own “Geek Squad” tech as my mom is now the owner of a great new Toshiba laptop computer and she’s learning all the ins and outs of the World Wide Web! This is her first computer and once and a while, she needs a little help from me. But believe me, she is rockin’ it!

Way to go, Mom ;)
Yikes, I almost forgot to mention the fourth thing for August... my husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary on Monday. How could I forget to write about that?!? Too much in one month for an old girl to remember. 
Love you, Honey!!!

Until next time…..
Don’t forget to look up at the sky!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Etsy Front Page 8/16/09

This great photo of our barn made the Etsy Front Page!!
It's one of my very favorite images :)