Sunday morning around around 3 a.m., Chris and I woke up to winds shaking the house. Violent winds. We turned on the local news (no coverage) and then checked the radar on our iPads and saw a mean line of storms bearing down on us. The storms quieted down after about an hour, and amazingly,…… Continue reading Straight line wind damage
Not a bad haul considering they were planted by a then three-year-old. I pulled the rest of the carrots and ended up with about a gallon bag full. They had a rough go with the drought, and the onions too, but I’m calling it a win. Thanks to switching to raised beds, this was the…… Continue reading Root crops are out
It’s 100 degrees here at 6:45 and I just dug the rest of my potatoes. They did alright, didn’t get as big as I would like, but we are in a mini drought according a St. Louis meteorologist. High today in St. Louis – 108.
When you forget to pick up groceries at the store and then remember you can just dig them out of the garden. These freshly dug carrots and potatoes will be joining a roast from the 1/4 beef from mom and dad in the crockpot tomorrow. Along with an onion after I dig it out of…… Continue reading Garden to the rescue
I did five pints of pickled peppers last week. I got up at 4:30 one morning to can before the kids got up, but Piper must have known and got up with me. I had planned to can a few more this week but with five days of 100+ temps, I’m going to pass on…… Continue reading In the garden – July 20
We took Colton to see his first movie, Cars 3. It was pretty good! Colton and I have been working on pre-K homeschool work. I’m not sending him to public school pre-K, just going to let him be a kid for his last year before kindergarten. 4th of July BBQ and fireworks. We had to…… Continue reading Photo dump
We love bananna peppers here. I like to cook with them better than I do a bell pepper. I’ll throw them in fajitas and corn salad, deep fry them and eat them with chipotle mayo, or I’ll stuff them with cream cheese and wrap them in bacon. Chris likes to eat them raw so he’ll…… Continue reading Bananna peppers