Thursday, September 5, 2013

Catching Up

This is just going to be a mash-up of pictures I've taken lately, and a blurb about them.  As I am pretty far behind in posting, this is just going to be the fastest means of catching up.

Elizabeth gave me a make-over after school today.  Have you ever seen that you tube video of the rubber bands and the exploding watermelon?  Well, I had about 10 headbands around my head, and was starting to feel like that watermelon.  Ryan thought I was worthy of a photo though.
Annie and me on a Sunday afternoon.
 Annie and Maddie being silly at bath time.
The fall wreath I made this week.  The ready-made wreaths were like $40 at Michaels, and I figured I could make something decent for much cheaper.  I don't know if I am happy with it yet, but it's up.
 Remember all those onions I wrote about a while ago?  Well, they have been sitting around, and Walla Walla onions do not store well.  They have started to go bad, so I cut up a whole lot of onions, and cried.  If anyone had come by, it would have looked like we had received some very bad news.  Anyone walking through the kitchen was teary eyed.  I got out the dehydrator, and made the whole house reek of onions.  But at the end of it, I had saved the onions from certain death.  I feel pretty good about my homemade, home grown dehydrated onions.
 It was a rough couple of days to be a bird at our house.  Sunday morning a neighbor's dog took a very big bite out of one of our turkeys, and Ryan had to put him down.  Fearing for our other birds, I left the chickens locked up in their coop until we could fix the hole in our fence.  On Tuesday evening, the fence was fixed, and we let out the chickens.  I guess the rooster was miffed at being locked up for so long, and had to assert his manly-ness.  Within 2 minutes of being let loose, he attacked Annie and gave her a big scrape through her pants.  The rooster tried to attack Elizabeth too, and so... this was what was left after Ryan got to the rooster.
 Our garden is going CRAZY.  There's no way I can keep up with it.  This is the bucket of tomatoes I picked one afternoon.
 So I cut up almost all of those tomatoes, onions (this was before dehydrating all those other ones), some peppers, and some jalapenos, and let them simmer on the stove until I had a really big batch of salsa.  (This picture does not do it justice, as it is a REALLY big pot.)
I wuss-ed out on canning the salsa, though.  I ended up putting it in quart sized baggies and freezing it.

Whew.  I think this is it for tonight.

1 comment:

Team Aleff said...

You have been super busy!!! Love the pictures! :)