There has been zero crafting in the LBP house the last couple of weeks because I have been up to my ears in this:
Green Beans! This past Saturday I spent 6 hours canning 44 quarts of green beans. This was just the first picking. They are ready to be picked again!
Cucumbers! For some reason I started counting my cucumbers when I picked the first of the season and to date I have picked 303 cucumbers! I made a small batch of cucumber relish and am going to make some more this weekend as it was very easy and tasted really good. Mostly, I am eating cucumbers all day long and giving them away to neighbors and friends.
This tomato was just perfect. Heavy, meaty, delicious! The three of us made tomato sandwiches with mayo and toasted bread. We were in heaven!
Because we can't leave my MIL at night, there will be no going away for vacation for us this year, but we did take a day trip to Abingdon, VA a couple of weeks ago, just to enjoy the scenery and get away a bit.
The Barter Theatre
And I did a little antiquing along the way. These two cute dolls found their way home with me. They are Christmas ornaments.
The adorable little Christmas girl figurine and the somewhat diabolical pixie vase.
We've also been spending some time on the lake
I love living on the lake
And this next photo is of the super, yummy supper I made last night from the vegetables from the garden.
SW Shepherds Pie
Fresh green beans with new potatoes
Squash and onions
Juicy, red tomatoes
and a cucumber salad
and of course in the south, we have sweet tea.
I love summer!