I hand grated 5 gallons or more of our zuchinni plus I chopped up a couple of gallons of cucumbers. I made 4 loaves of zuchinni bread too. I am hoping to make salsa with the tomatoes now that they are coming on so well. I got out my canning stuff last night and started getting things together. I'm wanting to try Rebecca at Renaissance's recipe for zuchinni relish. If I get it all going I will definately post pictures.
By the way...I'm at the library while Sam is playing with Gunner. I felt like I just had to get out of the house a little bit. That and my hand's are so sore...I am not kidding either. I don't have a food processor so I used my Mom's old metal graters. I feel like I was hanging on to a rope off a cliff for dear life for hours..literally :)
Here's my feeble attempt at a poem for today....
My poor hands are sore,
Oh my, what a chore..
All the grating & chopping,
Has been keeping me hopping!
I guess it was fun,
But for today..I am done..
Wish you could come,
I'd love to share some!
Ok...I know...It was pretty sad....but I did try!! I do wish you were all here and could have some..It was my Grandma's recipe..and all four loaves turned out great! I'll be making more later..I just couldn't do any more last night. I didn't get in bed 'til 3 this morning...
I promise I'll post some pics of the bread later (I'm at the library..remember? :)
But for now..I'll show you some pictures that I already had saved...
This is my windmill with blue morning glories growing all over it...It just hasn't bloomed yet...I can't wait! They are one of my very favorites!!
My Surprise Lilies...My Aunt told me that some people call these pretties Naked Ladies...I think Surprise Lily sounds better...so I'm going with that. There are actually a lot more of them now. This picture was from a couple of days ago. It's been raining here today..(I love that...we don't have to water the garden then:)
This is the not-so happy..."Someone please let me in out of this extremely hot, mosquito infested fence...I want to get in so I can give kisses and eat out of the help yourself buffet in the kitchen...better known to the humans as a trash can I think"....
With Love to All, Jerelene
P.S. I will try to post something about pen-paling as quickly as I can...So far I think we have..
Marcy, Eileen, Diana (I think,)Lori (from Morning Glories and Moonflowers) and Jackie...and myself of course :) I would like to make sure and send Tamara something from us too! I know my friend Fiona (from ~There's More to This Life~, she's from South Africa!) said she would pen-pal with me, but I don't know yet if she wants to with the rest of us. I'm waiting to hear back from her. I need to figure out some way of us picking names and exchanging friends...Maybe the first week of the month...Everyone picks someone for the month...then the next month we all switch...HELP...I desperately need some suggestions :) Talk to you all soon!