Thursday, September 1, 2011

too cool for school

Angel #2 celebrated the first day of her not going back to school by sitting on the porch with a bagel and cappuccino watching her younger siblings get on the school bus this morning. She took a few pictures and waved them off. I think she's enjoying this waaay too much. Both WE and Angel #4 have sports practice after school, so I haven't heard how their day went yet. I would be enjoying the peace and quiet, if only all the critters in this house would have got onto the school bus as well, but, as it is, I'm stuck with 5 cats, 2 cockatiels and a dog. Not so peaceful.

I was pretty busy on my first day w/out kids. Picked and canned 5 quarts of beans, 7 qts of pickles and canned up the 7 pints of apple butter that I made up yesterday. I've got pinging jars sitting all over my kitchen table. Next on my list is to figure out what to do with all the zucchini and yellow squash I've got sitting around here. I'm thinking zucchini relish should put a dent in my plethora o'squash. I've got so many yellow squash that it's piled on the counters and we're even using one for a doorstop. It's gone out of control. We've got a potluck after church on Sunday, I'm thinking I'll take a bag of squash with me and pass it out among those poor gardenless souls who don't have squash doorstops. I think it's safe to say that I'm getting just the teensiest bit sick of my garden.

Tanya, I'm talking about Jersey cows. Guernsey's are okay, as far as cows go, but Jerseys are MUCH cuter.

1 comment:

JeanieC said...

It's a banner year for yellow squash. I have tons as well, and have been giving it away.