Finally, the tomato's are a turning!! I'm relieved because they have been big and green for a while now. I picked 23 last night and so many more to come in the next couple of days. So I'm going to try my hand at making ketchup. If anyone has any tips, please feel free to share as this will be my first time. I don't think it will be that hard to do, just time consuming. Depending on how many tomatoes are ripe by the weekend I might make some salsa too. Last night we had chicken and zucchini on the grill and tonight I made a cucumber salad. I don't think I ate so many veggies in one week in all my life. I guess its different when it comes out of your own garden. Well back to work for me. I hate being inside the office when I know there is lots to do in my garden.
Aug 18, 2008 | 6:56 AM PST
Thank you for all the b-day wishes to my son. We had his birthday party this weekend and he had a blast. We did a campout with a total of 8 boys. Whew! They had a blast cooking there hot dogs over the open fire, playing flashlight tag at the school and telling stories about bloody mary around the campfire. After a good nights rest they all got up and piled there plates with pancakes, syrup, whipped cream, chocolate chips and strawberries. Yum......for a 10 year old.
Aug 14, 2008 | 2:03 PM PST
Today is my son's 10th birthday!! I can not believe how time flies as he roles into the double digits. He was so cute this morning when he climbed in my bed as I sat and sang the 'Today is your birthday' tune. He just grinned and said I'm finally 10! For his birthday dinner we are having a nacho bar and a sundae bar. How easy! He wants the jalapeno's from the garden.
Aug 12, 2008 | 12:14 PM PST
I'm just passing time while I sit here in a cubicle at work wishing that I could be at home enjoying the beautiful weather we have been having in my garden. So much to do, so little time. I sit here thinking of all the weeding, picking vegetable, repotting some plants, watering and ferilizing the garden, housework and so much more than sitting here in a cube where all I see are fabric walls. I really should think about sprucing up my cube with some outdoor pictures to get me through the days! I do really enjoy yardwork and see it almost as therapy and a way to let all the work stress out. I really need to miracle grow my garden tonight as the cucumbers are all of a sudden wilting down and the lettuce has taken a toll with the bad storm we had and sunflowers fell on them. Hope to get the one pepper on my bell pepper plant as the others have either been eaten by rabbits or not produced any peppers. Jalapeno's on the other hand have taken off and we have picked 10 so far. Boyfriend grilled them up last night with some cream cheese in them. Yummy. Hopefully tomorrow night we will be able to do the zucchini on the grill before it goes bad. Well back to the old grindstone. Enjoy your day!!
Aug 4, 2008 | 12:37 PM PST
I have fogotten how time consuming it is to can. I spent last night until after 11pm canning cucumbers. Ended up doing 29 pint jars of dill pickles. Some with onions and some with jalapeno peppers. That was a first for me so hopefully they turn out. On Saturday we had a family and friend birthday party for our boys and I got a kick on showing off our garden especially our enormous sunflowers. Everyone enjoyed the cucumber salad we made and the tortellini caesar salad we made from our garden. I love to share our home grown fruit of labor!! Even picked lettuce for the hamburgers. If only my tomatoes would turn colors! They have been the right size for what seems forever and still nothing. But my neighbor down the street said hers hasn't turned either yet so we play the waiting game. Fun fun!