Happy Fourth of July Weekend! I know its almost over, but I hope yours was happy and that the remainder of it will be peaceful and restful.
I'm not really a summer person and I don't know why. The only thing I can think of is that when I was growing up summers were for working in a tobacco field or worse... picking cucumbers. I vowed to never work in a tobacco field again once I turned 18 and so far the closest I've gotten was driving by many, many acres of it every day!
Nonetheless, summers have their good things: This watermelon was delicious.
We had fresh corn on the cob, fresh sliced tomatoes and fresh field peas this weekend. I'm not sure if you know what I mean by field peas if you're not from this part of North Carolina. They're not black eye peas, and they're not english peas (garden peas). My mother grows a lot of them every year and my brother picked a bushel for me Friday. He even took them to a place that shells them for me. All I had to do was wash them well, Blanch them and put them in the freezer to be eaten this winter. I ended up with 6 bags for the freezer and enough for a meal to eat fresh. I don't like my bags of frozen veggies to be too big, so I filled quart size freezer bags about 2/3 full. This size prevents us from having too many leftovers and/or waste. Also its a good size to put in vegetable soup. If we get some rain there'll be lots more peas to freeze.
This is what my frozen peas look like:
I also was given several containers of locally grown blueberries and made a blueberry cobbler for my family earlier in the week and made one for my mother while at her house this morning. This picture is one I made last summer, but its identical to the ones I made this year. Delicious!
I was at home this afternoon and made this clothespin bag for my Etsy Shop:
The corn planted behind my house has really grown! We need rain pretty bad, but it sure has gotten tall anyway. This is the view from my back yard. Normally I can see my neighbor's pond. This corn makes a natural privacy screen.
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My pallet flag is hanging out waiting for summer! I actually love winter, except for the short daylight hours. One thing I love makin...