Tuesday, July 01, 2014

It's the Most Wonderful time of the Year!!!

Good Tuesday Morning!    Girls, I have been so busy in the garden and at work I haven't had time to hardly even look at blogs much less post!  I have a pretty big garden and I usually spend an hour at least, every day weeding, watering, etc...  But look at the bounty!
This cabbage was gigantic!  I say was because we have already gobbled that down!

The onions were also huge this year.  They have all been pulled and since I have no luck in keeping them most were given away.  I have several in my fridge in the pool house but they just don''t keep well. 
Whoo Hoo!  Look at all of this!  Do you spot those two little potatoes over there on the left?  It is not time to dig potatoes but I couldn't resist sticking my hand down in the soil just to see what I could find! 
Squash galore!  I will be freezing this today.

Cucumbers coming out my ears!  I love cucumbers.  When I was pregnant I craved them so much that once when we were at Golden Corral getting the salad bar, I got angry because people were putting cukes on their salads and I was afraid there wouldn't be any left when I got there.  So when I did get there I picked up the entire bowl of them and dumped them all on my plate!  People were laughing but I guess they knew about those pregnancy hormones!
I even have a few ripe tomatoes.  We had biscuits, country ham and fresh tomatoes for breakfast this morning.
Oh did I mention I am off from work this week?  Whoo Hoo!  Not going anywhere overnight because we can't leave my mother in law but being home is better than being at work!

A couple of weeks ago some friends and I went to a new shop on the lake to try our hand at ceramics.  I have done this before and know I am not very good at it but it was really fun.  We met back at my house this weekend for a ceramics reveal party!  One of the girls had picked the pieces up from the shop and put them in adorable gift bags for the grand opening.
Here is me with my Christmas elf.  Who would have guessed I would pick an elf!  LOL!
And here is the group of us with our masterpieces!
I also made all the girls a 4th of July favor to take home with them.
Blue and red salsa pots from the dollar store filled with bubbles, candy, sparklers, poppers, with handmade tags all wrapped up with cellophane.  Such fun to make!
I also made these cherry almond cupcakes for our party.  Of My!  Are they ever delicious and cute too.
Is your mouth watering already?

I have got to get busy and freeze this squash!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Blessings

Linda

7 comments:

Margaret said...

Now that has to be the biggest cabbage I have ever seen. It looks like the size of a world globe! Congratulations on an outstanding garden! I love the favors you made and those cupcakes look amazing. Happy 4th! Maggie @Maggie's Lil' Fixins

Patti said...

I've just spent the last while reading many posts and catching up! You have the best yard sale finds ever! And your garden! We are just learning to garden, and planted too late, I think. But, still fun. Thank you so much for your happy and cheerful posts. They just make me happy!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

What beautiful produce! You are going to be busy, girlfriend!!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

I'm loving everything about this post! Looks like you had such fun with your friends! Can't believe you have tomatoes ready already! I would love to know how you prepare your squash for freezing. Tried it last year but the results were not too good. Oh, those cupcakes look soooo good!

Have a Happy 4th!

Musings from Kim K. said...

What a lovely cabbage. Your garden sounds wonderful. I've never tried pottery but I've been curious. Have a wonderful 4th.

★Carol★ said...

It must be so satisfying to harvest all of that great food, after working so hard in the garden! I've never grown veggies because we don't get enough sun, so I'm very impressed, especially with that humungous cabbage!

mapster68 said...

Linda,

What a garden you must have! I must say that our harvest was somewhat, ahem, light this year. I went out of town and my daughter "forgot" to water the garden. Needless to say not much was left after exposed to the South Texas heat for several days, so I am jealous!